Herring with dill and mustard potato salad


Herring with dill and mustard potato salad

Prep Time: 20 Mins Cooking Time: 20 Mins Total Time: 40 Mins


    For the herring

    • 100ml/3½fl oz water
    • 2 limes, juice only
    • 100ml/3½fl oz white wine
    • 1 tsp white peppercorns
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 4 x 100g/3½oz herring fillets

    For the potato salad

    • 250g/9oz cooked new potatoes
    • 100ml/3½fl oz mayonnaise
    • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
    • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
    • ½ lemon, juice only
    • ½ tsp curry paste
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper

    To serve

    • few sprigs fresh dill
    • lemon wedges


    1. For the herring, bring the water, lime juice, white wine, peppercorns, bay leaves, white wine vinegar and salt to a slow boil in a pan. Turn down the heat to a gentle simmer, add the fish and poach for about 12 minutes, or until cooked through.
    2. For the potato salad, cut the cooked potatoes in half and place into a large bowl.
    3. In another bowl, combine the mayonnaise, dill, mustard, lemon juice, curry paste, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add to the bowl with the potatoes and stir to coat.
    4. Drain the fish, then place it on top of the potato salad. Garnish with more dill and lemon wedges.