Herrings in oatmeal recipe

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  • healthy
Cost RangeNot
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories460 Kcal23%
Fat34 g49%

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




  1. Scale, wash and gut the fish; cut off the heads. Sprinkle some salt and pepper inside each fish.
  2. Dip the fish in the milk and coat evenly and firmly with oatmeal.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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