Rollmop Herrings

Rollmop Herrings

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Servings: 4
Calories: 628


  • 6 herrings gutted and filleted, with heads removed
  • 1 large onion or 2 shallots finely chopped
  • 4 gherkins finely chopped

for the marinade

  • 1 large onion roughly chopped
  • 1 blade of mace
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 allspice berries
  • Pinch of salt
  • 8 black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 5 floz water
  • 5 floz wine vinegar


  • Wash the herring fillets and pat dry with kitchen paper.
  • Finely chop the onion or shallots and the gherkins and mix together.
  • Lay each herring fillet skin side down on a board and place a little of the onion and gherkin mixture on each.
  • Roll up from head end to tail end and secure with a cocktail stick.
  • Place all the herring rolls into a shallow heatproof dish or glass jar.
  • Put the remaining onion with all the other ingredients into a saucepan.
  • Bring the liquid to the boil and simmer for a few minutes to allow the flavours to infuse.
  • Then pour this liquid over the herring rolls, allow to cool, cover and set aside in a cool place or the refrigerator for 3 or (preferably) 4 days.
Calories: 628 kcal
Carbohydrates: 7 g
Protein: 68 g
Fat: 34g
Saturated Fat: 8 g
Cholesterol: 225 mg
Sodium: 358 mg
Potassium: 1330 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 3 g
Vitamin A: 357 IU
Vitamin C: 7 mg
Calcium: 234 mg
Iron: 5 mg
Ingredients Fish & Seafood, Herring
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