You can cook delicious lightly salted herring yourself if you like this appetizer. Serve ready-made fish, cut into pieces or whole, be sure to sprinkle with vegetable oil and lay out onion rings. Lightly salted herring with a glass of chilled white is especially relevant.
Main Ingredient: Fish & Seafood / Herring
Dish: Snacks / Salty
- Herring - 1 Piece (fresh or frozen)
- Bay leaf - 3-4 pieces
- Salt - 2.5 Art. spoons (for 1 liter of water)
- Water - 1 Liter
- Black peppercorns - 0.5 Teaspoons
- Sugar - 1 Teaspoon
How to cook "Pickled herring in a bottle"
Prepare the indicated ingredients. Purchase herring fresh or frozen and defrost it in advance.
Pour salt and granulated sugar into a deep container, add bay leaves and black peppercorns there.
Pour in cold water and stir everything thoroughly so that both salt and sugar dissolve in the liquid. Water can be ordinary tap water, filtered water, etc.
Peel the herring from the scales, rinse in water, but do not rip the belly of the fish. Cut off the neck of a 1.5 liter bottle and place the herring head down in it.
Pour the prepared brine over the fish. Try to cook enough brine so that the fish is covered with it. Place the bottle in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. To get slightly salted herring, soak the fish in brine for 2 days, for more salted herring - 3 days. Turn the carcass every day for even salting.
After the indicated time, remove the salted herring from the bottle, rinse and cut off the head, fins and open the abdomen, removing the entrails. Also, peel off the black film inside the abdomen - it is very bitter. Serve lightly salted herring with onions drizzled with vegetable oil.