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Two pairs of kippers with eggs and a jug on white paper
Kippers
From Robson’s of Craster (a tiny village in Northumberland), whose label asserts, ’Bonnie Fish and Halesome Farin’. Quite right too. Oak-smoked, undyed and the absolutely full complement of those famous bones. One vac-packed pair of...
From £7.10
Two whole raw herrings
Herring - whole
Herring has a great flavour and is exceptionally good for you, being full of useful oils. True, it’s not short of small bones, but with a little experience and care, you’ll be lifting the flesh off the bones without a second thought....
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Herring fillets
Herring fillets
Herring large enough to fillet are a bit of a rarity - they all seem to be snapped up by the kipper men. But we get our hands on some from time to time. Of course, herring is unbelievably good for you: eat often - live longer! But you...
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One jolly fine bloater
Bloaters
How many ways can you offer a herring? This old formula - immortalised by Dickens* - involves smoking an ungutted herring. Now that is a radical course of action! It’s the only fish bigger than a whitebait I can think of where the...
From £4.80
Maatjes herring fillets
Maatjes herring fillets
A rich Dutch secret. Herring fillets from very young fish, lightly cured. Each pack contains two fish and each fish comprises two fillets, joined at the tail in the traditional way. Maatjes herring are a typical Dutch snack and are often...
From £7.50
Rollmops with wooden skewers
Rollmops
Improbably combining astringency - from the vinegar - and richness - the velvety texture, you can see how rollmops became a minor food legend. Ours are made from top quality Norwegian herring wrapped round plain onion. Rollmop lovers...
From £6.20
Marinated herring fillets and onions
Marinated herring fillets
Our chairman, Alistair - he loves this stuff - was offered a choice of 25 flavours of marinated herring at a smart hotel in Amsterdam. He came back determined to offer you all 25. Hmm, Alistair... it’s not quite as popular here said the...
From £6.30
Boned kipper fillets on toast with a poached egg
Kipper fillets
More bonnie fish from Craster. Oak smoked and undyed with most of those pesky bones removed. Watch our herring video. A boned kipper still contains many small bones. Kipper-lovers usually just eat these bones - they are an essential part...
From £4.00
One buckling
Buckling
These are hot-smoked herring, on the bone. They taste really good - rich. You can eat cold - horseradish sauce is an excellent accompaniment - or heat through briefly if you prefer.
From £5.80
Herring melts on toast with parsley
Herring melts
Melts or milts are the roes of male herring, often known as ’soft roe’. Rich and creamy, they literally melt in your mouth and are very good for you as they are full of vitamin D. Occasionally, we offer herring roe (from female herring)...
From £8.80
Lighter coloured herring roe
Herring roe
Unlike other fish, in the case of the herring, it’s the male’s melts - rather than the female’s roes - that are most popular. Nevertheless, herring roes have a few ardent fans. Occasionally, we offer small packs of fresh roe taken from...
From £3.80
Two manx kippers on a plate
Manx kippers
These excellent and very consistent little kippers from the Isle of Man have fans all over the world and are now our top-selling kipper. The Isle of Man has a long history of smoking kippers and has built on it's reputation for over 100...
From £4.40
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