Heart healthy herring fillets are marinated in pickling spices, giving them a sweet flavor and great taste! This recipe for pickled herring is fun to make, too!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Prep Time 12hours
Total Time 12hours
3whole salted herringcleaned and filleted, skin left on (My butcher did this part for me)
2teaspoonswhole yellow mustard seeds
1Tablespoonpeppercorns (I used tri-colorbut black will also work)
1small onionsliced into thin rings
1/4cupfresh dill weed
1piece(2-inches) fresh horseradishcut into big slices
Soak the herring fillets in milk for 12 to 24 hours to draw out excess salt. Drain, rinse with cold tap water, and pat dry with paper toweling or a kitchen towel. Cut the fillets crosswise into 2-inch strips.
In a saucepan, combine water, sugar, vinegar, allspice, mustard seeds, caraway seeds, and peppercorns. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat and cool completely.
Arrange herring fillets, onion, dill, bay leaves, and horseradish in a glass dish or glass canning jar. Pour the cooled pickling mixture into the jar so that all the ingredients are completely covered with the liquid. Cover and refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days before serving.
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