Yield: 1 servings
|-You will need 1/2 lb of herring roes or melts( soft roes). Seasoned flour.|
|1½ ounce||Butter. Dip roes in seasoned flour and fry gently for about 8 minutes in the butter.|
2 Herring per person, salt, vinegar and water, 1 tsp pickling spice, 2 or 3 bay leaves. Scrape the scales from the fresh herring and clean them.take the heads off. Lay them in an ovenproof dish,cover with vinegar and water,add pickling spice,salt and bay leaves. Cover the dish,bring to the boil,then simmer in a moderate oven(350-375f,180-190c,3-5gas).Until the bones are cooked right through, cool and then serve with a green salad.
3 Priddhas and herring. This is one of the most renowned Manx dishes and is simple to prepare.
You need two herring per person,potatoes 1 raw onion. If you can get them use salt herring which have been soaked overnight in water.
Method: Scrub the potatoes and put them in a saucepan and barely cover with water, When the potatoes are half cooked add the herring by lying on top. the remainder of the time taken to cook the potatoes should cook the herring !! Lift out the herring,drain the spuds(potatoes) and serve with slices of raw onion and knobs of butter.The dish is traditionally served with plenty of buttermilk to drink.
4. Salt herring. Any quantity of fresh herring,salt bay salt,saltpetre,brown sugar. Hint: use a container that you won't need for a couple of months.
Gut the fish and salt them lightly with plain salt,leave them to drain overnight in a colander or something similar.Wipe each one in a dry cloth to take off the scales. Lb together equal quantities of bay salt (rock salt?)salt petre and brown sugar.Place a layer of this in an earthen ware crock,then a layer of fish,repeat with the layers until the crock or pan is full.Spread a thick layer of salts on top.Cover the crock and leave for a few months before using.
5. Herring pie. Ingredients: 6 Fresh herring ½ tsp of mace,salt and pepper 3 large cooking apples, 2 onions, a little butter, pastry..
Method. Line a large oven proof dish with the pastry,scale gut,head,tail and clean the herring. Season the fish with mace ,salt and pepper. Put a little butter at the bottom of the pie dish,then a row of herring.Pare the apples and place thin slices over the fish,slice the onions and lay on top the apple.Put a little butter on top and pour a quarter of a cup of water.Cover with pastry and bake in a moderate oven for 30-40 mins.