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Pickled Herring Recipe

Pickled Herring Recipe
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How To Make Pickled Herring Recipe

A classic Scandinavian dish with a tangy and sweet flavor.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 0 minutes
Total: 4 hours 15 minutes



  • 1 lb pickled herring fillets
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 slices rye bread
  • Pickled vegetables, for serving (optional)


  1. Rinse the pickled herring fillets under cold water and pat dry.

  2. In a small saucepan, combine the white vinegar, white sugar, water, onion slices, chopped dill, and black pepper. Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar dissolves.

  3. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

  4. In a sealable container, layer the pickled herring fillets and the cooled pickling liquid.

  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or up to 48 hours.

  6. Serve with slices of rye bread and pickled vegetables, if desired.


  • Calories : 321kcal
  • Total Fat : 16g
  • Saturated Fat : 3g
  • Cholesterol : 98mg
  • Sodium : 1099mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 23g
  • Dietary Fiber : 1g
  • Sugar : 19g
  • Protein : 22g
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