Marinated fried herrings

Marinated fried herrings

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Scandinavian Christmas
Serves
8
Photographer
Lars Ranek

These are my husband’s favourite, and have a soft texture.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient

For the brine

Quantity Ingredient
500ml white wine vinegar
300g caster sugar
2 bay leaves
5 sprigs thyme
1 tablespoon peppercorns
1 teaspoon salt

For the fish

Quantity Ingredient
12 fresh herring fillets
200g rye flour
200g goat’s cheese
2 tablespoons chopped thyme leaves
30g salted butter
1 large red onion, to serve

For the Jerusalem artichokes

Quantity Ingredient
700g jerusalem artichokes
25g salted butter

Method

  1. Put all the ingredients for the brine in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, then cool. Rinse the herring and remove any fins. Mix the rye flour with salt and pepper on a large plate. Press each fillet, skin down, into the flour, so it sticks. Mash the goat’s cheese with a fork, mix with the thyme and place 1 tsp on the flesh side of each fillet. Fold the ends in to cover, and press closed. Heat the butter in a frying pan and fry the fish for four to five minutes each side. Place in a large non-reactive dish. Cover with brine and leave for two hours.
  2. Meanwhile, rinse and scrub the Jerusalem artichokes and cut into chunks. Heat the butter in a frying pan and sauté the artichokes until tender, but still with some bite. Season to taste. Cut the red onion into fine slices. Gently tip the Jerusalem artichokes into the dish with the herrings and sprinkle with the onion to serve.
Tags:
Scandinavia
Denmark
Sweden
Norway
Christmas
baking
hygge
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
cookies
gingerbread
seasonal
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