Russian Pickled Herring

Recipe: Russian Pickled Herring


  • boiled potatoes
  • vinegar
  • sliced lemon
  • 8 bay−leaves
  • cloves
  • peppers
  • mustard seed
  • onions
  • brown sugar


  1. Soak 1 dozen herring over night in water; then mash the milch and roes and mix with 4 tablespoonfuls of brown sugar.
  2. Put the herring in a large dish with 2 large onions sliced; make alternate layers of herring, onions and sliced lemon, 8 bay−leaves, a few cloves, whole peppers and some mustard seed.
  3. Pour over all some vinegar. Ready to serve in five hours. Will keep for one week. Serve with boiled potatoes.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: lunch

Culinary tradition: Russian

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