Grilled Herring on Rye Bread with Garlic & Coriander Butter.

Monday 22nd August 2011

The Dutch love herring. Raw herring mainly. According to my guide book they get through 12,000,000 kilos of the stuff every year. To put that into something more tangible, I’ve done some maths (I like maths 🙂 ) and come up with some numbers that put that in perspective. It’s 7,400 mid-sized cars or 88 blue whales.

Clear now? 😉

Now, there are 16,000,000 people in the Netherlands which would mean that each person eats 75 kilos of herring each year & in turn 625g a month, that’s presuming every single person likes herring.

Anyway, as an average herring weighs about 700g, today we did our bit for the national statistics for the consumption of herring for this month & helped the Dutch economic crisis at the same time.

An exhausting days work.

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3 Responses to Grilled Herring on Rye Bread with Garlic & Coriander Butter.

  1. Mistral Zagni says:

    These were delicious especially with the tasty butter you made up that complimented the great bread. I’d eat that dish again any time.

  2. Stef says:

    It does look pretty – a very nice visual presentation.

  3. roger edwards says:

    i love the fish but what happened to good old white bread. iv’e told you before, you only have brown bread i war time cos its made from acorns, not wheat!!! stick that in your blog and smoke it ha ha

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