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Herring A versatile and tasty oily fish

Herring

A versatile and tasty oily fish

Coombe Farm Organic's herring are quick and easy to cook, packed full of flavour and a really great way of introducing oily fish into your diet. Living in vast shoals and identified by their gleaming scales and torpedo-shaped bodies, herrings have traditionally been a favourite on British tables. Their oily flesh lends itself to grilling, barbecuing, pan frying and oven baking. When salted and smoked, a herring becomes a delicious kipper. 

  • Delivered frozen
  • 300g, Serves 2

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Though sea fish can't be classed as organic, we still strive to ensure that the fish we sell meets the welfare and environmental standards we demand of all our products. That means we work with fishing partners who use sustainable practices – never targetting individual or scarce species, using nets that let small and immature fish escape and avoiding techniques that disturb the sea bed. Our fish comes from Devon's famous Brixham market and is caught mainly by day boats, so we're assured that it's super-fresh when landed and is frozen as quickly as possible. 

  • Supplied: Insulated box at -18°C
  • Freezing: Will arrive frozen, use by best before date on packaging
  • Defrosted: Store between 0 - 5°C and use within 2 - 3 days

Delivery

 

  • We deliver all around mainland Britain, excluding the Highlands and Islands. You will be able to choose your preferred delivery slot at checkout.

  • We can deliver to you Tuesday to Saturday.

    We will pick, pack and deliver your box the day you have requested.

    For every order, we'll send you a text message on the morning it is due to be delivered.

    Our courier will leave it in your requested safe place if you would prefer a contactless delivery.

  • We have a minimum order of £40. There is no minimum order value or delivery charge if you collect from our farm shop

  • Our Standard Delivery Charge is £3.95 (Tuesday to Saturday). There is Free Delivery on Orders Over £90, Recieve your order Before 12pm for £6.95

  • No. You can leave a message with your order telling us where you would like to have your box placed. It would be best placed somewhere cool or at least in the shade – especially during the hotter months of the year. Our products will stay at the same temperature for up to 40 hours, so just make sure that you can pick up your order within that time.

    Our couriers will send you a text message or email, which ever you prefer, giving you an hour slot when your box will arrive. If that doesn’t suit you, some options will be provided to make your delivery more convenient.

  • Our products will stay frozen at the same temperature for up to 40 hours. Simply put them in your freezer after delivery or in your fridge if you want to defrost them and use them within the next few days.

  • At Coombe Farm we believe in sustainability. And we live it. Regarding our packaging:

    natural materials

    Eco-friendly

    Your delivery box is made of 100% recycled paper and is 100% recyclable.

     

    natural materials

    Delivered Frozen

    To keep your order frozen we use ice packs which will retain a low temperature for a long period of time. Reuse them for a picnic or simply snip, empty the water and pop in your plastic recycling.

     

    Sustainably Insulated

    We use paper pulp sheets to insulate the box. They are great for craft projects or can also simply be recycled with paper waste.

Product FAQs

  • We deliver our organic produce Tuesday – Saturday and you will be able to choose your preferred delivery day at the checkout. The delivery charge is £3.95.

  • Freezing is the most natural way of preserving food. And as here at Coombe Farm Organic we believe in slow-grown, healthy food, a form of preservation that doesn’t need artificial additives gets a big tick from us.

    Fisheries catch fillet and freeze all sustainable and organic fish before it arrives to us by blast freezing. It’s done at the point of the fishmongers filleting the fish, to temperatures of -26°C. This locks in all the freshness, flavour and nutritional value and means you get the longest possible shelf life at home once you’ve defrosted it.

    It also guarantees it will arrive with you in tiptop condition - confidently delivering fresh fish would be much more challenging.

  • Sustainability is a key concept when it comes to choosing the fish that you eat. It's measured in three ways. Firstly, the number of fish taken from the sea must leave behind a healthy, productive population that can reproduce quickly enough to support the levels at which they're fished. Secondly, environmental impact on habitats, ecosystems and other species must be minimised. And thirdly, fisheries must be well managed, be humane and be able to adapt to environmental changes. At Coombe Farm Organic, we work with fishing partners who fish to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standards with a responsible attitude that reflects our organic farming ethos.

     

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There are lots of Scandinavian, German and Scottish recipes that show off whole herring at their best. For a really simple supper, wipe your fish dry, brush it with a little dijon mustard then coat it with fine oatmeal seasoned with salt and pepper. Melt a knob of butter in a frying pan and when it starts to foam, add the herring, letting it brown and crisp on one side before turning it over. Keep the heat at a medium setting to let the fish cook through without scorching the oats. Serve with homemade tartare sauce spiked with cornichons and some warm potato salad. 

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