HERRING IN OIL
Śledzie w oleju
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.