Cured herrings are one of the most popular item on our deli counter. We have two types one being a sweet cured herring in a traditional sweet vinegar flavoured with onions, the other is herring in a delicious honey mustard and dill sauce.

Traditional Cured Herrings

Herring have been harvested from the North Atlantic for many decades. Cured or preserved herring holds a strong place in the national cuisine of Germany, Holland and the Scandinavian countries. We source our cured herrings from The Orkney Food Company. They use their own marinade that creates the soft textured, delicately flavoured herring we offer. They follow a traditional process and recipe now perfected by the fourth generation of the Paterson family (it remains a closely guarded secret that is passed down to the next generation).

Healthy Eating

Herring provide a delicious and nutritious food source. They are an oil rich fish high in long chain omega-3 polyunsaturates (or omega-3 fatty acids), which have been shown to help in maintaining a healthy heart. In fact, the current UK Government guidelines recommend that we should aim to eat two portions of fish a week with one portion being oily (high in omega-3 fatty acids).

Herring is also high in protein and essential vitamins and minerals. They are a great alternative source of vitamin D. These cured herrings have no artificial colouring or flavouring, no skin or bones.

Sustainable Herring

All of their herring is caught between the months of November and January and is sourced from the North Sea, Skagerrak and  North Atlantic fisheries. The herring is caught by the most modern fishing vessels, which specialise in pelagic fish, from Scotland, Denmark, Norway and the Faroe Islands.

These different herring stocks have been assessed and audited to ensure sustainability.

You can find out more about our supplier The Orkney Food Company on their website here >>