Grilled Herring W/Horseradish and Parsley Sauce

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins

A dish does not get much more Nordic than this one; herring, apples, cider, horseradish, parsley - are all traditional ingredients in the Scandinavian kitchen. Herring is usually marinated and this recipe offers a grilled alternative which I much prefer. Serve with peeled cooked small new potatoes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the herring fillets and dry well. Drizzle with apple cider and sprinkle with salt and pepper. If the fillets are open, bind them together with string. Place in fridge until you are ready to grill them.
  2. Radish salad.
  3. Combine the radishes and apples in a salad bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Radisesalat: Kom radiser og æbler i en salatskål og drys med salt og peber.
  5. The sauce:.
  6. Whisk flour and 1 TBSP of the milk together in a pan over medium high heat. Add the rest of the milk.
  7. Add the butter and whisk until the sauce is simmering; continue to whisk and let simmer for about 5 minute.
  8. Add apple cider, horseradish, parsley and salt and pepper. Make sure to taste the sauce to make sure it does not need more salt or pepper.
  9. Heat a pan or grill to high. Brush the herring with oil and grill them at high heat, about 3 min per side, still at high heat.
  10. Garnish with parsley and horseradish.
  11. Serve with radish salad and sauce and cooked, peeled new potatoes.


Most Helpful

A good solid meal. The salad, to me, went great together with the herring. It gave a nice clean taste, compared to the herring with it's sharp horseradish sauce. Would I have this again......probably not, but only because it is too costly to me here in New Mexico! Thnx for sharing a little bit of your heritage, Deantini. Made for the Voracious Vagabonds in ZWT6.

Darkhunter June 06, 2010

I grilled my fish over a charcoal fire, and it was wonderfully textured and smokey tasting. I totally enjoyed the horseradish sauce, I can see using this sauce on lots of other dishes. The radish and apple salad was a little strange to me with the fish, although it was very pretty. I'll use the rest of it tossed with other salads! Thanks for sharing your deliciously Nordic recipe!

breezermom June 05, 2010

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