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    Kitchen Dictionary: herring

    Herring are small, oily fish. They are typically found in shallow waters in North Atlantic and the Baltic Sea. There are 200 species of herring, the majority of them being Atlantic. They move in vast schools, and in the spring they are found in Europe and America. Herring are caught then salted and smoked in large quantities. Herring are abundantly found in the Gulf of Maine, and spawning of herring begins in late March in Southeast Alaska and goes through until July.


    Season: available year-round

    How to select: Available in fish markets fresh or found in grocery stores sold in jars (pickled).

    How to prepare: bake, grill

    Matches well with: apples, bacon, chives, cream, hollandaise sauce, lemon, mustard, olive oil, onions, parsley, potatoes, shallots, sour cream, vinegar, white wine

    Substitutions: Shad, smelt, mackerel or small trout

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    Nutrition Facts

    Calculated for 1 fillet
    Amount Per Serving %DV
    Calories 290
    Calories from Fat 149 (51%)
    Total Fat 16.6g 25%
    Saturated Fat 3.8g 18%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 3.9g
    Trans Fat 0.0g
    Cholesterol 110mg 36%
    Sodium 165mg 6%
    Potassium 601mg 17%
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
    Sugars 0.0g
    Protein 33.0g 66%

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