Mike and Caro’s Homemade Roll Mops.



Home made Roll Mops

For the pickling liquid:

75mls Cider

150 ml Cider Vinegar

1 tsp Sugar

Aromatics such as:

Mustard Seeds, Pink Peppercorns, Bay leaf, Star Anise, Fennel Seeds, Cloves, All Spice, Coriander Seeds, Dill (these all look beautiful in your pickle jar)


  1. Chop red onion finely
  2. Very Fresh Herring gutted and filleted
  3. Put vinegar, cider, 1 tsp sugar and aromatics on a medium heat, bring to the boil and then turn off the heat until sugar is dissolved, stir)
  4. remove Herring pin bones, head and tail.
  5. Soak in brine for 2 hours (to make brine whisk 120g salt into 1 litre of water)
  6. 6. Put 4 X fillets per small 200ml jar and cover completely with pickling liquid.


Herring can be kept in fridge up to 3 days. Enjoy!



Caro^  🙂

Thank You Mike for the Herring and Caro for the gorgeous photos! and both for a lovely stroll on the beach!


For more info on what Mike might be up to with his company Blanch and Shock follow this link: https://www.blanchandshock.com/






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