Herrings in oatmeal recipe

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Nutrition per portion

Calories 460 kCal 23%
Fat 34g 49%

Impress your friends with this fresh fish recipe from Woman's Weekly. It's full of vitamins and omega-3 which will help to ward off colds too.


  • 4 small herringsSalt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • 4 tbsp medium or coarse oatmeal
  • 60g (2oz) unsalted butter
  • To serve
  • Winter coleslaw (see cook's tip below), watercress and lemon wedges


  • Scale, wash and gut the fish; cut off the heads. Sprinkle some salt and pepper inside each fish.

  • Dip the fish in the milk and coat evenly and firmly with oatmeal.

  • Melt the butter in a heavy-based frying pan until sizzling. Add the herrings and cook on a medium heat for 8-10 mins, turning them once.

  • Lift fish from the pan and serve on warmed plates. Spoon some buttery juices over each one. Add a spoonful of coleslaw, a handful of watercress and a lemon wedge.

Top tip for making Herrings in oatmeal

To make winter coleslaw(serves 8)Mix 200g (7oz) each of shredded red and white cabbage with 2 tbsp each of creme fraiche and mayonnaise, seasoning and 2 tsp poppy seeds.

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