TASTE OF POLAND

HERRING IN OIL

HERRING IN OIL

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Herring always tastes great, There are so many herring based recipes that one can never get borred. In Polish cuisine, herring is always served for Christmas Eve and during Lent, but Poles eat it all year round. Herring can be served in the form of fillets brined in salt, but it can also be served fresh – fried in a pan or battered. It is served with sweet and savoury toppings, It tastes perfect with spices.

8 salted fillets
1 large onion
1 tbsp sugar
1 large bay leaf
3-6 allspice berries
¼ cup ground black pepper
Sunflower or rapeseed oil

Chop onion finely. Place in a bowl, sprinkle ith sugar and black pepper. Mix thoroughly and put in the fridge for 2-3 hours. Roll the herring fillets to form small ‘logs’ and put in a jar. Add the onion, bay leaf and allspice berries. Pour oil over the herring making sure that it is well submerged. Seal the jars and refrigerate for 5-6 days to marinate. Serve as an appetizer.