Hot Pickled Herring

DrygastDrygast, 2024-07-07

Spicy pickled herring with Asian flavors


  • Servings4 Portions
  • AllergensFish


  • Cook Time45 min


From wikipedia:
Pickled herring is a traditional way of preserving herring as food by pickling or curing.
Pickled herring remains a popular food or ingredient to dishes in many parts of Europe including Scandinavia, Great Britain, the Baltic, Eastern and Central Europe, as well as the Netherlands.

This old way of preserving fish may take some getting used to, but sooner or later you get the hang of it and start to appreciate the pickled herring that pops up every now and then throughout the year. With the option to buy ready-made pickled herring (5-minute herring ) that is ready for seasoning, it is easy to vary and surprise the guests.

If you want, you can use the brine that the 5-minute herring comes in, but I think it's nicer to make your own.

Preferably use a small whole fresh lime and squeeze it yourself. There should be about a tablespoon of lime juice from it, but if it differs a little, it doesn't matter that much.


Pickled Herring

Nutrition Facts*

 TotalServing100 g
Energy1549.35 kcal387.34 kcal198 kcal
Carbohydrates204.39 g51.1 g26.12 g
Fat58.77 g14.69 g7.51 g
Protein50.94 g12.74 g6.51 g
Sugar185.53 g46.38 g23.71 g
Salt16.2 g4.05 g2.07 g

* The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using the ingredients available in the database. Info will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.


Pickled herring
  1. Boil vinegar, sugar and water. Let cool.
  2. Add spices.
  3. Strain the herring.
  4. Peel and slice ginger and garlic. Slice the chili.
  5. Coarsely chop the coriander and mix all the ingredients.
  6. Pour everything into a glass jar with a lid. Leave in the fridge for about a day before serving.