Herrings In Oatmeal With Mustard

Herrings in oatmeal with mustard
Serves 4 

A classic recipe for herrings...


  • 4 herrings
  • 80ml / 3fl oz mayonnaise
  • 1 dsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 dsp tarragon vinegar
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 115gm / 4oz oatmeal
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Add mustard and vinegar to mayonnaise. Stir until blended. Taste and add more if necessary.
  2. Make two shallow incisions in each side of the fish.
  3. Squeeze lemon juice into incisions. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Dredge fish in oatmeal and press the oatmeal into the skin.
  5. Grill under a moderate heat for about 4 minutes on each side.
  6. Serve with the mustard sauce.
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