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The herring smorrebrod recipe – Gordon Ramsay’s version

The herring smorrebrod recipe

Smorrebrods, are typical Danish open sandwiches, with a base of rye bread, butter and delicious topping. Today I'll let you taste my version with herring.

Not only in Denmark: we find Smorrebrods in others as well Scandinavian countries, offered at all levels, from starred restaurants to street food.

They can be customized in many ways, playing with main ingredients and toppings, but they cannot be missing: a base of rye bread and butter to spread.

Eel, herring, salmon, shrimp and other fish, more or less smoked or dried, are generally the protagonists, but there are also meat and vegetarian versions. Eggs, radishes and red onion are a must among the toppings. dill, chives and beets.

The classic Danish smorrebrod with herring is called Sol over Gudhjem and takes its name from Gudhjem, the picturesque fishing village on the island of Bornholm. It is prepared with a base of rye bread, soft butter, smoked herring, radishes, raw yolk, dill, onion and chives.

I wanted to customize it a bit by replacing the raw yolk with a boiled egg, marinated in beetroot, another ingredient used in Danish open sandwiches.

As for the fish, I chose the delicately smoked herring fillets from Vici.

I added the crunchy part instead with the sliced ​​radishes and decorated with mixed leaves and dill.

Post in collaboration with Vici

The herring smorrebrod recipe

ingredients for 4 Danish open sandwiches


  • 200 g of smoked herring
  • 4 slices of rye bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g of cooked beets
  • 50 g of butter
  • a bunch of mixed salad
  • half a spring onion
  • 4 radishes
  • olive oil to taste
  • the juice of half a lemon
  • a bunch of fresh dill
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste

The herring smorrebrod recipe


First I took care of the eggs, which I boiled in boiling water for 9 minutes. I cooled them, peeled them and then soaked them in the blended beetroot pulp, diluted with a little water.

When it was time to serve, I dressed the salad with oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and the sliced ​​spring onion. I cut the herring into slices and the radishes into slices.

Then I toasted the bread and spread it with butter, heated in a bain-marie and then emulsified to obtain a cream.

I added the herring with fresh dill, the eggs cut into wedges, the salad and radishes.



Vici is a brand of fish-based products, developed by Viciunai Group, a Lithuanian company that distributes throughout Europe from the Baltic Sea.

The raw materials come from sustainable fish farms, with MSC certification, and are processed in compliance with their typicality and tradition.

Vici is synonymous with fish specialties, both fresh and smoked or frozen. But also baked goods and frozen ethnic specialties, such as delicious Japanese gyoza, meat, fish or vegetarian.

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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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