Herring Salad, No. 2 Recipe

Herring Salad, No. 2


Herring salad has a long history and is enjoyed in many countries around the world. Herring, a type of fish, has been a staple food for centuries, especially in Scandinavian and Baltic countries. It is known for its rich flavor and high nutritional value. Over time, different variations of herring salad have been developed, each with its own unique twist.

Fun Facts:

- In Scandinavian countries, herring is traditionally consumed during festive occasions, such as Christmas and Easter.
- Herring salad is often served as an appetizer or as part of a smorgasbord.
- The combination of herring with ingredients like walnuts, beets, capers, apples, and pickles adds a delightful mix of flavors and textures.
- Herring salad can be easily customized by adding or substituting ingredients according to personal preferences.


- 3 nice herrings
- 1/2 cup English walnuts, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon boiled beets, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons capers
- 1 large apple, cut into small pieces
- 1 dill pickle, cut up
- 1 soft egg (milchner)
- 2 cups white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 3 cloves
- Allspice
- Lettuce leaves, for serving

1. Soak the three herrings in cold water for three hours to remove excess saltiness. Then, remove the head, tail, and bones from the herrings.
2. Using scissors, cut the herrings into small pieces, approximately the size of dice.
3. In a mixing bowl, add the chopped English walnuts, boiled beets, capers, apple pieces, and dill pickle.
4. In a separate bowl, mix the soft egg (milchner) with two cups of white vinegar until the egg is soft and well incorporated.
5. Add the sugar, cloves, and allspice to the vinegar mixture and stir to combine.
6. Pour the sauce over the herring mixture in the mixing bowl. Ensure that the sauce is not too thick.
7. Gently mix all the ingredients together until well combined.
8. To serve, place a spoonful of the herring salad on a lettuce leaf for each person.
9. The herring salad can be stored in the refrigerator and will keep for weeks, making it a convenient dish to have on hand for various occasions.

Similar Recipe Dishes:

- If you enjoy the flavors of herring salad, you might also want to try a traditional Scandinavian dish called "silltallrik." It consists of various types of pickled herring served with potatoes, sour cream, chives, and crispbread.
- Another similar dish is "herring in cream sauce," which features herring fillets in a creamy sauce made with sour cream, mayonnaise, and dill. It is often served alongside boiled potatoes and hard-boiled eggs.
- If you prefer a warm dish, you could explore "fried herring fillets" served with a side of mashed potatoes and lingonberry sauce. This dish is popular in Northern European cuisine and showcases the rich flavor of herring in a different preparation.

Remember to have fun experimenting with different flavors and ingredients to create your own version of herring salad. Enjoy!



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