Pickled Herring

Total Time:
24 hr
Prep:
24 hr

Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 2 salted herrings (soaked for at least 12 hours, up to 24)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 small white onion, sliced in rings
  • 1 carrot peeled and cut in thin disks
  • 1 -inch fresh ginger root, sliced thinly
Directions

Drain the herring and pat dry. Fillet the herring and cut fillets into 2-inch strips. In a saucepan bring the water, sugar, vinegar, bay leaves, mustard seeds, and peppercorns to a boil. Remove from the heat and add onions, carrots and ginger slices. Cool completely, then pour over the herring fillets arranged in a non-reactive dish or jar. Cover well and refrigerate overnight or up to 3 days before using.

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