Pickled Herring 3 Ways

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Pickled Herring Recipe Fisrt Way๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Servings 4 People


  • 8 Herring
  • 1 vinegar
  • 1 carrot
  • 3 onions
  • 3 cloves of garlic thyme
  • bay leaf parsley 5 sage leaves
  • peppercorns
  • salt


  • Choose medium sized, milked or egged herring
  • Cut or leave the heads as you wish
  • Clean them, put the laitances back inside, place them in a deep dish going to the fire
  • In the vinegar, cook the marinade, the carrot and onions cut into rings, the garlic left whole, two or three sprigs of thyme, a small bay leaf, a small bunch of parsley, sage, 10 peppercorns, salt. Boil. When the carrot is cooked, the marinade is just right. Throw it boiling over the herring. Remove the parsley, thyme, garlic cloves. Put on the fire, poach without boiling
  • Keep the liquid simmering for 12 to 13 minutes
  • Let cool. Cover, refrigerate
  • Always serve very cold.

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Pickled Herring Second Way๐Ÿ‘Œ

This Pickled Herring recipe is a timeless classic. We suggest in this recipe to marinate them with carrots, onions and pickles. Without forgetting the aromatic herbs such as thyme and bay leaf. This is an easy recipe that you can enjoy as a starter. Discover one of the many marinade recipes.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 4 hrs
Servings 4


  • vinegar
  • 8 vacuum packed herring fillets
  • some peppercorns
  • sunflower oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • rosemary
  • thyme
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 12 pickles


  • Place the herring in a deep dish. Peel the carrot and onion. Cut them into slices, the same for the pickles. Put everything on the herring fillets. Add the peppercorns, bay leaf, thyme and rosemary. Cover with oil and white wine vinegar to make your marinade. Cover with aluminum foil. Leave to marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours.
  • Once the fish fillets are well impregnated with the vegetables and herbs, enjoy them as a starter in a dish accompanied by hot steamed potatoes.



It is possible to make other versions of the Pickled Herringย fillet. You can in this case accompany it with Malossol pickles and cloves for example. This marinade will also allow you to keep it in a jar while waiting to be tasted.
Pickled Herring Third way ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ

Pickled Herring Third way ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ

Fancy a fish dish? Then you will love our Pickled Herring recipe. Perfect for a fall evening.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Servings 6


  • 2 ONIONS
  • 1 BAY LEAF


  • The day before, peel and cut the carrots into slices. Peel and slice the onions. Pour the vinegar into a saucepan. Add the carrot rings, sliced โ€‹โ€‹onions, thyme, bay leaf, peppercorns and juniper.
  • Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes at a low simmer. Remove from the heat and strain the liquid. Reserve the garnish. Arrange the herring fillets in a terrine by putting them upside down and adding a few carrot and onion rings between each layer.
  • Pour the filtered liquid into the filled terrine and add the reserved garnish. Put the terrine on the fire and bring to a simmer. Leave to cook for 15 minutes and remove from the heat. Let cool before covering the terrine and refrigerating it for at least 12 hours.
  • The same day, serve chilled accompanied by a warm potato salad.

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