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Baked Stuffed Herring

Type: Fish
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

8 tablespoons 120mlWhole herring or 16 fillets - with skin on (medium)
8 oz 227gBread crumbs
5 oz 142gButter
1 teaspoon 5mlChopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlThyme
1   Garlic clove - grated
1   Egg - beaten
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlGrated lemon zest
2 oz 56gLemon juice
  Salt - to taste

Recipe Instructions

If whole herring were purchased, scale and then fillet the fish. Leave the skin on. Wash the fillets that you prepared or purchased and pat dry.

To make the stuffing combine bread crumbs, 3 ounces of softened butter, parsley, thyme and garlic in a bowl. Stir lightly until mixed. Mix the eggs, lemon zest and lemon juice in a separate bowl. Add egg mixture to the crumbs and mix. Add salt if desired.

Place half of the herring fillets on a well-oiled baking sheet skin-side down. Top each fillet with 1 1/2 ounces of stuffing and spread it evenly over the length of the fillet. Place the second fillet on top and press down lightly. Brush the fish with the remaining melted butter.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until fish turns opaque and flakes easily when tested with a fork.

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