Total Time
12hrs 20mins
Prep 12 hrs
Cook 20 mins

Another recipe from my Step Grandmothers recipe book.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Soak the herring in cold water for about 12 hrs, or follow the directions on the package.
  2. Drain them.
  3. Mix the sugar, vinegar and water in a separate bowl.
  4. Add the allspice, bay leaf and onion.
  5. Pour the dressing over the herring and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  6. Cut the herring into 1 inch thick slices.
  7. Cover with dressing and garnish with red onion rings and dill sprigs.
  8. Another variation:.
  9. Instead of allspice, you can add 1 teaspoons of whole cloves and 5 crushed white peppercorns to the dressing.
  10. Bring to a boil, let cool and pour over the herring reserving about 1/4 cup.
  11. Refrigerate for at least two hours.
  12. Slice the herring and place in serving dish.
  13. Add the rest of the dressing and serve.

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