Makes 6 Skewers


6 x 119g (approx 40z) herring fillets or 140g (5oz) mackerel fillets, fresh or defrosted
Spicy Marinade
1 x 5ml spoon (1 teaspoon) olive oil
1 small  onion, finely chopped
2-3 x 5ml spoon (2-3 teaspoons) prepared Cajun spices
1 x 15ml spoon (1 tablespoon) tomato puree
4 x 15ml spoon (4 tablespoons) red or white wine
Sweet Marinade
grated rind and juice of one lemon
2 x 15ml spoon (2 tablespoon) sherry
1 x 15ml spoon (1 tablespoon) brown sugar
1 x 15ml ( 1 tablespoon) freshly chopped chives


Preheat the grill or barbeque.

To make the spicy marinade, heat the oil in a small pan and cook the onion until soft, stir in the spices and tomato puree then add the wine. Leave to cool.

To make the sweet marinade, blend all the ingredients together.

Cut the herring or mackerel fillets into 5cm (2″) pieces thread onto skewers and divide between two shallow dishes.

Pour over the prepared marinades, cover and leave to marinate in a cool place.

Cook under a hot grill or over a prepared barbeque for about 10 minutes, turning frequently and basting with any remaining marinade.