Herrings in Mustard Sauce

herrings in mustard sauce

Herrings in Mustard Sauce

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Mustard sauce is one of the classic accompaniments for fish and it goes especially well with the richness of herrings.
Servings: 4
Calories: 634


  • 4 herrings split and boned out
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

for the mustard sauce:

  • 2 oz butter
  • 2 oz flour
  • 1 pint hot milk
  • 1 tsp dry English mustard
  • 1 tbsp spoon wine or vinegar or 1 tbsp Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 tsp sugar


  • Lay the herrings flat on a board and sprinkle the flesh with the lemon juice and salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Put under a preheated hot grill and cook until tender, about 8 minutes each side.
  • Meanwhile, make the sauce. Melt the butter in a pan, stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and gradually add the hot milk, stirring vigorously.
  • When all the milk has been incorporated, add the mustard, sugar and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Return the pan to the heat and bring slowly to the boil, stirring constantly. Lower the heat and simmer gently for 1 to 2 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  • Transfer the grilled herrings to a hot serving platter, coat with the mustard sauce and serve immediately.
Calories: 634 kcal
Carbohydrates: 20 g
Protein: 51 g
Fat: 38g
Saturated Fat: 15 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 192 mg
Sodium: 392 mg
Potassium: 1031 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 8 g
Vitamin A: 785 IU
Vitamin C: 16 mg
Calcium: 290 mg
Iron: 4 mg
Ingredients Fish & Seafood, Herring
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