Grilled herrings with mustard & basil dressing

Herring flesh has a delicate flavour that works well with many fresh herbs, particularly basil

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:8 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 258
  • fat 22g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 2g
  • sugars 1g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 14g
  • salt 0.54g

Ingredients

  • 4 x 75g/3oz herring fillets or 4 x 225g/8oz herrings, gutted
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • large bunch basil, roughly torn
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 1 lemon, grated zest and juice
MPU 2

Method

  1. Heat grill to its highest setting. Rinse the fish under running cold water to dislodge any loose scales. Brush with a little of the oil and season lightly. Grill for 6-8 mins, or until cooked; the eye should be white, the skin well browned and the flesh firm and opaque.

  2. Meanwhile, make the dressing: whisk the mustard, basil, honey, lemon zest and juice and remaining oil together in a small bowl, and season. Once the fish is cooked, spoon the dressing over and serve.

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