Baked herring fillets with chopped pistachios – Gordon Ramsay’s version

Baked herring fillets with chopped pistachios

THE Baked herring fillets with chopped pistachios they are very tasty and healthy fillets of blue fish that do not require large seasonings. Given their strong taste. In this recipe i fish fillets are enriched and sweetened, with chopped pistachios that give a very pleasant note.

Herring as we know is a blue fish which lives in the cold seas of the North Atlantic and Northern Europe. In Italy there is not a large consumption of herring and to think that instead it is a very cheap and very healthy fish! Herring contains a good percentage of polyunsaturated fats, including omega 3, benefits for the heart.

In northern countries, for example in Holland, it is traditional to eat raw new herring, seasoned only with onion, in the traditional way, taken with two fingers by the tail and eaten in a couple of bites.

To keep it, it is put salted and smoked. Smoked herring also contains a good source of omega 3, although it must be borne in mind that it is not advisable to often take such a sodium-rich food. You must first desalt them with a very simple method.

Let's see immediately how to prepare our fillets.

Baked herring fillets with chopped pistachios


  • 5 fresh herring fillets
  • bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped pistachios
  • a splash of lemon juice
  • thyme
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Cherry tomatoes


Take a baking sheet and line it with non-stick paper.

Arrange the herring fillets open and sprinkled with lemon juice. In the fish market you can find the fillets already cleaned and opened.

In a bowl mix 3-4 tablespoons of breadcrumbs, fresh thyme, a tablespoon of oil, a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir and distribute the mixture over the fish fillets, pressing to make the breadcrumbs adhere.

Finally spread over the chopped pistachios. Add some datterini tomatoes divided in half here and there and bake at 180 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Be careful that they do not dry out too much.

There is no need to add additional oil as herring is already a fatty fish.

When cooked in the oven, the chopped pistachios will become crunchy and will be delicious.

Enjoy your meal!


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