Fried baltic herring with spicy creamy veggies

Yesterday I saw fresh baltic herring fillets in the fish counter and though I should come up with a tasty meal featuring this delish and cheap fish. So I bought some. Today I finally came up with a supereasy dinner idea. I totally enjoyed it and I hope you will too. Here is the recipe.

Fried baltic herring with spicy creamy veggies

What you need:

300 g baltic herring fillets
1 small zucchini
half of normal sized or a full small broccoli
2 tomatoes
200 ml double cream
2/3 vegetable stock cube

What to do:

Prep the stuff. Brake up the broccoli. Deseed the chilli and chop it up. Chop the garlic and leek. Slice the zucchini and tomatoes. Lay the baltic herring fillets on plates and season with salt and pepper from both sides. You’re ready to cook. You need two pans – large regular (for the fish) and a wok pan (for veggies). Turn on the stove and place both pans to heat so you can cook both parts simultaneously.

For the veggies drizzle some oil on the wok pan. When hot chuck in chilli and garlic. Fry for a minute or two. Now throw in leek, tomatoes and zucchini. Mix and fry a little. Throw in the broccoli. Pour in the double cream. Drop the 2/3 of the vegetable stock cube into the mix. Stir until stock cube has melted. Bring the heat to low-medium. Season with salt and pepper. Let it cook mixing once in a while.

Fry the fish. You can do that at the same time as the veggies cook in the other pan. Melt a knob of butter with a splash of oil in the pan. When hot put the baltic herring fillets in – skin facing down. Fry couple of minutes until the skin side feels a tad crispy. Turn the fillets. Fry for a minute. Place the fillets to a separate plate and repeat the frying process until all the fillets are fried.

Plate the meal. Put the veggies on the plate and build a fried baltic herring tower on top. Grate some pepper and salt on top. Voilà!

Bon appétit!

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