Jugged kippers with apple and cider butter

Start the day in a deliciously different way with James Martin's succulent smoky kippers and tasty apple and cider butter
By James Martin
Jugged kippers with apple and cider butter
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  • Serves: 2
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 2 kippers, fresh
  • 100 g butter
  • 3 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 apple
  • 50 ml cider
  • 1 limes, juice and zest


1. Place the kippers into a tall jug with the tails sticking out of the top and pour boiling water carefully into the jug, right up to the top. Leave for 2-3 minutes.

2. Beat the butter and parsley together in a bowl and then slowly beat the grated apple and cider into the butter. Set aside.

3. Drain the kippers and place a warm kipper on each of two warmed plates.

4. Top the kippers with the butter, squeeze over the lime juice and scatter with a little grated zest. Serve with buttered bread.

Variations: This butter can also be used on grilled kippers

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