Herring Appetizer

Recipe by Foxfire13
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READY IN: 72hrs 5mins
SERVES: 12
YIELD: 4 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • You will need a glass jar that will hold one quart, must have a cover!
  • Bring the vinegar, water and sugar to a boil in a saucepan, stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved. Take the saucepan off the heat and set the liquid aside to cool to room temperature.
  • Open the jars of herring and drain them in a strainer. Pick out the herring fillets, rinse them in cold water, and throw everything else away.
  • Cook the carrots according to the package instructions, but make sure they're still firm and not soft.
  • Peel the red onions and cut them into thin slices.
  • Arrange one-fourth of the onions in a thin layer in the bottom of the 1-quart glass jar. Top them with a third of the herring. Top the herring with a third of the carrots. Place 2 or 3 dill springs on the top and scatter on a third of the allspice and a third of the mustard seeds. Repeat the sequence until all the ingredients have been used, ending with a top layer of onions.
  • Pour the cooled pickling liquid into the jar. It should just cover the contents. If there's not enough pickling liquid, top off the jar with a little white vinegar right out of the bottle.
  • Place the cover on the jar.
  • Refrigerate the herring for 3 days before serving.
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