Red Herrings and Bloaters

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

North Atlantic Seafood

By Alan Davidson

Published 1980

  • About

Method

The picture below shows the preparation of the famous red herrings of East Anglia; an important British export in previous centuries and a well-loved food. Thomas Nashe, a Lowestoft man, extolled it thus in Lenten Stuffe, or the Praise of the Red Herring (1567): ‘The puissant red herring, the golden Hesperides red herring, . . . euery pre