Hampshire Herrings, hot or cold

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The Farmhouse Kitchen

The Farmhouse Kitchen

By Mary Norwak

Published 1991

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  • 6 herrings
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 peppercorns
  • ⅓ pint vinegar
  • ⅓ pint port
  • ⅓ pint water


    Clean the herrings and remove their heads, tails and side fins. Put them side by side in an oven dish, close together and head-to-tail. Cover with finely sliced onion, bay leaf and peppercorns. Pour on the mixed vinegar, port and water and bake at 350°F, 180°C, gas mark 4 for forty-five minutes. Serve hot or cold.