Devilled Soft Roes

15 minutes
Amount Per Serving: Calories 55; Fat 2g; Carbs 0g; Sugars 0g; Fibre 0g; Protein 10g; Sodium 1.0g
This simple and easy dish costs less than £2 per portion, and its exciting flavours make it a winner in every house.
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  • 1lb soft herring roes
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 1 level teaspoon curry powder
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 50g butter
  • A dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • A dash of vinegar
  • 4 slices of hot buttered toast, to serve


  • Steam the herring roes until tender, but still firm.

  • Cut the roes into very small pieces. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Wipe out the frying pan with a piece of kitchen paper. Put in the butter and heat until the butter is bubbling.

  • Stir in the curry powder followed by the flour.

  • Cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes, then add the vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Combine all well.

  • Add the herring roes and simmer for 5-7 minutes. Adjust the seasoning to taste.

  • Meanwhile toast the bread under the grill.

  • Serving Suggestions:
    Put a spoonful of stew on each piece of hot toast. Serve with chutney or tomato ketchup.

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