Onion pickled herring with chili

DrygastDrygast, 2024-07-07

Pickled herring with red onion, spriong onion and a bit of a sting from chili.


  • Servings4 Portions
  • AllergensFish


  • Rest Time1440 min
  • 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.

The recipe uses herring spices which is just a mixture of allspice, mustard seed, bay leaves and white pepper.


Pickled Herring

Nutrition Facts*

 TotalServing100 g
Energy1592.63 kcal398.16 kcal186 kcal
Carbohydrates208.67 g52.17 g24.37 g
Fat61.65 g15.41 g7.20 g
Protein52.75 g13.19 g6.16 g
Sugar191.29 g47.82 g22.34 g
Salt16.18 g4.05 g1.89 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 red onion, green onion and carrot. Slice the chili.
  5. Alternate onion and carrot with herring and seasoning in a glass jar.
  6. Let the herring stand for a day in the refrigerator.