Trinidad smoked herring

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
15 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
2 libras smoked herring

1 medium to large onion, cut medium dice

4 cloves garlic, chopped

1 hot pepper, seeds removed, and minced

2 tomato's, cut to large dice

3 tablespoons rookoo, if using


  • Remove smoke herring from package and soak for 45 minutes in boiling water.
  • While fish is soaking begin to prepare your other ingredients.
  • Drain smoked herring and search through smoked herring for excess bones and remove ( you will not get all the bones out, but they are small an thin enough to swallow).
  • In frying pan put two tbsp of oil or any fat you prefer- when oil becomes very hot throw in onion, garlic, and pepper.
  • Saute for one minute- Add in smoked herrings pieces and saute for 3-5 minutes till onions become translucent.
  • Add in tomatoes and rookoo if using, continue to cook for another 3-5 minutes.
  • All finished, enjoy with dhal and rice or just rice alone.
  • If the smoked herring is too hot a little brown sugar added in will help cool the fire.


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