Two quick recipes for Melts (aka soft herring roes)

Two quick recipes for Melts (aka soft herring roes)

Both recipes serve 4 as generous starter, or 2 as generous main course*

SOFT ROES WITH MUSTARD

Ingredients

  • 1 pack herring melts (454grams / 1lb)
  • 2 tsps English mustard
  • 2ozs/50g butter
  • a little salt (optional)

Method

  1. Melt the butter then stir in the mustard and salt.
  2. Wash melts briefly then dab dry with kitchen towel. Handle gently!!
  3. Cook melts in butter for 5-10 minutes, the length of time depending on whether you prefer them creamy or harder.
  4. Serve on hot buttered toast.

 

DEVILLED SOFT ROES

Ingredients

  • 1 pack herring melts (454grams / 1lb)
  • 1-2 tsps cayenne pepper
  • 2 ozs / 50g flour
  • 2ozs/50g butter
  • lemon juice

Method

  1. Wash melts briefly then dab dry with kitchen towel. Handle gently!!
  2. Mix flour with cayenne then roll roes in the mixture.
  3. Fry melts for 2-5 minutes each side. Perhaps add a little more cayenne.
  4. Add lemon juice to pan. Turn melts over once more.
  5. Serve on hot buttered toast.

 

FOR SMALLER QUANTITIES

Herring melts are one of a very few products we sell which are frozen together. This is because, owing to their soft texture, freezing them individually would be impossibly expensive.

If you don't want to use your whole pack of melts in one hit: 1) put the sealed pack in your fridge overnight 2) next morning, they will have defrosted sufficiently for you to tease off the quantity you require 3) wrap unneeded melts in a poly pag and wrap tightly TO  EXCLUDE ALL AIR. Return to your freezer. They will be absolutely fine to use on another day.

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