Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 mins
There are so many variations and recipes for Pickled herring, salted herring etc. This recipe has been an old standby for my Mum and I like it. However I usually buy the tinned wine cured whole filets for special occasions they are super. Serve the herrings with fresh chopped onions and perhaps some capers
- 6 fresh herring fillets, cleaned,boned & cut into fillets
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1⁄8 teaspoon allspice
- 3 small onions, finely chopped
- 2 1⁄2 ounces white sugar
- 3 bay leaves
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1⁄2 pint wine vinegar
- Sprinkle the filets with salt pepper, allspice& chopped onions.
- Pollup the filets and fasten with a toothpick.
- Place the filletes in a" top of the stove" casserole add remaining ingredients and boil for 3 minutes.
- Allow the filets to cool in the marinade.
- Serve cold.
Wow - what a find! All of my family love pickled fish, soused herrings, rollmops - call them what you like, and these were remarkably easy to make! I cheated - I was able to buy herrings from the fishmonger already cleaned, boned and in fillets! This then made this classic dish so much easier to make. I made 6 rollmops from 6 fillets - 3 whole fish, just enough for the two of us. The marinade is so authentic and the texture is 100% better than shop-bought bottled rollmops, as they are still firm and not too soft. I minced my onions quite finely and served these as a starter with baby gherkins, silverskin onions and brown bread and butter. A fabulous recipe which is a keeper - next time my dad is over in France, I will impress him with my rollmop skills! Thanks Bergy! Made for an International Christmas in the Photos Forum. FT:-)
This was the first time I actually made the Rollmops myself rather than buying them and it worked great. I had 'bismarck herring' fillets and they worked fine. I cut the onion into rings rather than cutting them finely as I like them quite chunky and alo added a slice of pickled gurken to each roll. I made them in the evening, allowed them to cool and refrigerated them overnight. Thanks for sharing!