Recipe courtesy of The Chef Shack
Show: Eat St.
Tempura Herring Sandwich
Total:
50 min
Active:
50 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
50 min
Active:
50 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Tartar Sauce:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dill pickles
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon 
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce, such as Tabasco
Tempura Herring:
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 cup flour 
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon ice water 
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons yellow mustard, optional 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1 pound herring fillets, skin off
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 brioche buns
  • 1 tomato, sliced 
  • 4 large leaves lettuce 
  • 4 pieces raw wild ramp

Directions

Special equipment: Deep fryer

For the tartar sauce: Fold the mayonnaise, pickles, onions, capers, parsley, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, tarragon and hot sauce together in a bowl. Chill until ready to serve.

For the tempura: Heat a deep fryer filled with vegetable oil to 375 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with paper towels.

Combine the flour, water, yellow mustard, if using, and baking powder in a bowl. Whisk the ingredients together until smooth. Pat the herring fillets dry with some paper towels, then dredge in the batter.

Gently lay the battered herring into the fryer. Cook until it turns a nice golden brown, then lift out of the fryer and lay on the prepared sheet pan to cool. Salt generously with while the fish is still hot.

To serve, toast the brioche buns on a hot griddle or toaster. Dress the buns with the tartar sauce, tomatoes, lettuce and ramps. Add the fish and enjoy!

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Pickled Herring Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Pickled Herring

Grethe Petersen's Mustard Pickled Herring

Recipe courtesy of Grethe Petersen

Grethe Petersen's Curried Pickled Herring

Recipe courtesy of Grethe Petersen

Tempura

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Tempura Stuffed Sandwiches and Spinach Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

Soused Herrings

Roasted Beet and Pickled Herring Salad with Mustard Buttermilk Dressing

Recipe courtesy of Wayne Harley Brachman

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Belly Up!

7am | 6c

Belly Up!

7:30am | 6:30c

Belly Up!

8am | 7c

Belly Up!

8:30am | 7:30c

Belly Up!

9am | 8c

Belly Up!

9:30am | 8:30c

Cake Hunters

10am | 9c

Cake Hunters

10:30am | 9:30c

Cake Hunters

11am | 10c

Cake Hunters

11:30am | 10:30c

Cake Hunters

12pm | 11c

Cake Hunters

12:30pm | 11:30c

Cake Hunters

1pm | 12c

Cake Hunters

1:30pm | 12:30c

Donut Showdown

2:30pm | 1:30c

Donut Showdown

3:30pm | 2:30c

Sugar Showdown

4:30pm | 3:30c

Sugar Showdown

5:30pm | 4:30c

Sugar Showdown

6:30pm | 5:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Cupcake Wars

8pm | 7c

Cake Hunters

10pm | 9c

Cake Hunters

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Cupcake Wars

12am | 11c

Cupcake Wars

1am | 12c

Cake Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c