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Fried (Sauteed) Smoked Herring

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Fried Smoked Herring

Fried Smoked Herring

Photo by Cynthia Nelson

This is a favorite way to cook and eat Smoked Herring in the Caribbean. When prepared this way, it can be eaten with rice, bread, bakes, roti or dumplings.

When cooked this way, this dish is served for lunch or dinner.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 3


  • 8 oz smoked herring fillets
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • Minced hot pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp minced thyme
  • 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 green onions sliced thinly - white and green parts


  1. Add the smoked herring filets to a sauce pan with water, cover and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes and drain thoroughly. When cool enough to handle, chop fish into tiny pieces and set aside.

  2. Add oil to a skillet and heat.

  3. Toss in onions and saute until translucent.

  4. Add tomatoes, pepper, garlic and thyme and continue to saute for a minute.

  5. Add fish and toss to mix, cook for 5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and green onions; remove from heat. Serve immediately or at room temperature.

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 4 out of 5
Practically Foolproof, Member Beobachter14

This was a very quick and tasty way to prepare smoked herring. The flavours blended well and the herring wasn't overpowering - just delicious! I didn't have time to fix rice or anything to serve it on, so I used a little whole wheat pasta and was very pleased with the result - next time I'm hoping to try the dumpling recipe in the link included in the description.

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