I have to admit I was a little sceptical about trying rollmop herrings – I had never even heard of them! A quick Google search told me that they are basically fresh herrings, pickled in a spiced vinegar and rolled into a cylindrical shape.
If I’m totally honest they didn’t sound too appealing to me but I’m always up for trying new things, plus my son looked very interested in them and I wanted to encourage his enthusiasm!
I had a quick rummage through the fridge and came up with this healthy salad.
I have to say it really was rather good! I’m feeling inspired to make my own rollmops now – I can imagine they would be worlds apart from the supermarket tubs.
Blood orange, beetroot and rollmop herring salad
Half a lettuce, shredded
Bunch of flat leaf parsley, torn up (you don’t want it chopped up finely)
One blood orange, peeled and cut into thin segments
About half a small cucumber, chopped
3-4 baby beetroots, cut in halves
One tub of fresh rollmop herrings
Simply arrange all the ingredients together and serve with crusty bread.