Soft Herring Roe on Toast

The creamy texture of herring roe is enhanced by a crisp golden crust in Brian Turner's recipe for a quick fishy snack
By Brian Turner
Soft Herring Roe on Toast
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 50 g flour
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 450 g soft herring roes
  • 40 g unsalted butter
  • 1 loaf crusty bread
  • 1 lemon, juice only


1. In a shallow bowl, mix the flour and cayenne pepper together. Dip the roes in the mixture to coat thoroughly. Dust off any excess flour.

2. Heat a frying pan with the butter, then fry the roes on either side for 2 minutes, or until they turn golden-brown.

3. While the roes are cooking, slice and toast the bread in a toaster or under the grill.

4. To serve, top the toast with the herring roes and squeeze over the lemon juice to taste.

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