Herring & mackerel

This dish is prepared using ‘mealy crushie’ – oats fried with bacon and uses scallions to accompany fresh mackerel and soused (raw preserved) herrings.


Recipe

Mackerel and Herrings with Mealie Crushie

Metric American

2 mackerel fillets
2 soused/pickled herring fillets
100g diced streaky bacon
50g porridge oats
2 chopped scallions
1 tablespoon oil
25g butter

2 mackerel fillets
2 soused/pickled herring fillets
4ozs diced streaky bacon
2ozs porridge oats
2 chopped scallions
1 tablespoon oil
1oz butter

Method

  1. Heat oil in pan/skillet.
  2. Add bacon and cook until crisp. Remove from the pan.
  3. Score the mackerel and cook in pan in bacon fat.
  4. Add the butter and cook the oats (mealie crushie). Add the scallions and cook together.
  5. Return bacon to the pan.
  6. Flash fry the herrings to warm through.
  7. Serve the fish topped with the mealie crushie.

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