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Pickled Herring


Recipe Info

  • Yield : 1 batch

Pickled Herring


  • 5 herring fillets
  • Marinade:
  • 225ml white vinegar
  • 340g sugar
  • 475ml water
  • 45g carrots, finely chopped
  • 3 onions, thinly sliced
  • 45g celery root, grated
  • 2 tsps garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 tsps allspice
  • 2 pieces cinnamon
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 5 white peppercorns
  • 5 black peppercorns
  • 15 coriander seeds
  • 2 tsps sesame seeds
  • 1 small piece of horseradish


Step 1

Bring brine ingredients to a boil and then let it cool off. Take herring filets and rinse.

Step 2

Marinate the fish in the pickling stock. It takes 3 days until the fish is ready and it is very important that you stir the fish one time per day.

Step 3

Remove the herring from the marinade and slice into bite-sized pieces – place in a bowl. Sieve out and discard the bay leaves and most (but not all) of the pickling spices from the marinade, but keep the onions and marinade with the fish.

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