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02-09-2005, 12:07 PM
I luv pickeled herring (store bought). Has anyone made there own?
02-09-2005, 12:32 PM
Easy to do!
Need a ceramic crock plastic will work but not alumunum or metal.
Cut scale and wash herring in fresh water,layer in kosher salt untill crock is 2/3 full and refrigrate for 7 days,the crock will fill with brine from the salt drawing fluid from fish.
After 7 days dump brine and wash fish and re salt fish and refrigrate another 5 days or so there will be less brine formed this time and the fish will be salt cured.
Purchase pickleing spices at food store ie shoprite acme etc, boil spices and wash fish a final time cut fish to size and jar in hot pickle spice masom jar or similar let cool and refrigrate for about 7 days, there ready to eat!
For German stile remove from pickle spice and marinate in sour cream and cukecumber overnite in fridge and Bon Apitate!
02-09-2005, 12:56 PM
It is very easy to make.
As bluefinn said, don't use metal!!!!
I follow the same exact steps.
02-09-2005, 06:49 PM
Scale and fillet your herring . Salt with kosher salt overnight and drain. Slice some raw onion rings and take a mason jar and fill it with the fillets and the onion rings .Top it off with a combination of 1 part white wine vinegar and 3 parts sourcream. Let sit in the fridge for at least 3 days or better yet a week. Enjoy.
02-11-2005, 09:42 PM
Which kind of herring do you use?
02-12-2005, 03:12 PM
What you buy in a jar is usualy ocean herring , but alwief "river" herring work just as good.
02-15-2005, 09:27 AM
Sounds good. I'll give it a try....Thanx Guys!!
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