Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 1 hr 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Herring seems to be most popular in Scandinavian countries. This recipe can be served with toothpicks as an appetizer, or maybe as a go-along with your green salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium-size bowl, combine 4 T. of the reserved herring liquid, the sour cream, onion, dill, and pepper; mix until smooth. Add the herring and toss to coat evenly. Cover and chill for about an hour to blend the flavors.
Most Helpful

5 5

Yummy. My dad used to buy herring in a sour cream dill sauce. He and I were the only people in our family who like them, so it was always a special treat. I really enjoyed making them from scratch. The results were tasty. Thank you! Made for the Soup-A-Stars during ZWT9

5 5

Made for the Goddesses of ZWT-9, this was such a treat & a classic recreation of what I loved growing up. Except for the addition of a sprinkle of sml capers, it was made as written & enjoyed to the max. Thx for sharing your recipe w/us.

5 5

My sister, at one time, had me taste pickled herring in sour cream. It was good and I liked it, but it tasted nothing like this! This will definitely go in my keeper cookbook. Thnx for sharing your recipe, Jackie. Made for the Voracious Vagabonds of ZWT 6.