Spicy Herring

Submitted by Russian_Cuisine on Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:25.


2 large frozen herring
2 L (½ G) water
7 oz (200 g) salt
3.5 oz (100 g) sugar
½ cinnamon stick
1 whole garlic
1 whole onion
2 tsp coriander seed
1 tsp dill seed
10 black peppercorn
10 sweet peppercorn
3 bay leaf
10 clove


De-freeze herrings, then wash them.

Put them into an enameled or glass dish.

Cut an onion into 2 halves (do not peel!).

Cut a whole garlic into 2 halves (do not peel!).

Bring a water to a boiling, put all spices, the onions, and garlics into the water, and boil for 2-3 minutes.

Pour a brine on top of the herrings, to cover fish.

Cover the dish, let to chill, and set into a refrigerator for 3 days.

Peel before serving.


This dish is best with a boiled potato, and with a vegetable oil.