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Spiced Herring CD MC Finnish 30mins plus marinating

Finnish Name:  Maustesilli


Serves  4    Cold   Fish  Spices  Herbs   Main Course   Healthy Eating Gluten Wheat Dairy Free  Eggless  Finland  Scandinavia  Scandinavian Europe



450g/1lb Fresh Herring Fillets

1 Onion, very thinly sliced

240ml/8fl.oz. White Wine Vinegar

120ml/4fl.oz. Water

50g/2oz Sugar

1 Bay Leaf

teasp Dill Seed

teasp Dry Mustard

8 Whole Allspice Berries

1 teasp Salt




1. Cut the fillets into 2.5cm/1-inch pieces then place in a large jar or serving dish layering alternately with the sliced onions. Set aside.


2. Place the remaining ingredients in a saucepan, bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.


3. Remove from the heat, allow to cool to lukewarm then pour over the layered fish and onions.


4. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 days before serving cold.




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