Herring in oil

Ingredients for Herring in Oil

  1. Lightly salted herring fillet 250 grams
  2. Onions 2 pieces (medium in size)
  3. Ground pepper to taste
  4. Allspice several peas
  5. Sunflower or rapeseed oil optional
  • Main Ingredients
  • Serving 3 servings


Glass jar with a lid, a kitchen knife, cutting board.

Cooking herring in oil:

Step 1: soak the herring.

Take the skinless salted herring fillet and soak it for 30 minutes in cold water. Then dry and cut into portions.
At the same time, peel the onions and cut them into quarters of rings.

Step 2: put everything in a jar.

Lay herring in a clean jar in layers. First fish sprinkled with ground pepper, then onion, then fish and pepper again and so on.
Also, add allspice between the layers, and onion must be at the very top.

Step 3: fill the herring with oil.

Fill the contents of the can with rapeseed or sunflower oil.

Herring with onions should literally drown in oil, so do not spare it.
Close the jar tightly and send it in the refrigerator for one night or one day. During this time, the herring will marinate and acquire a pleasant aroma and taste, so that the fish can be safely served to the table.

Step 4: serve the herring in oil.

Serve herring in butter as a cold appetizer. Serve directly with the onion with which it was pickled. You can add a little fresh herbs for taste and beauty. Enjoy it!
Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- It is best to take a glass jar for cooking herring, but if there is none, a container with a lid is also suitable.