Traditionally grilled for breakfast with a knob of butter, kippers are herrings split down the middle, gutted, salted and cold smoked, usually over oak. Both undyed and less expensive coloured kippers are available.
How to cook
Kipper fillets are often sold in vacuum packs ready to be grilled boiled for a minute to so to be cooked through. Kippers are delicious thinly sliced and added to salad recipes or mixed with cream cheese to make a simple pate.