3 Sorters Sill (Swedish Pickled Herring)

TYPE : Swedish
Seafood
YIELD : 6 servings
CALORIES : 262 kcal
PREP TIME : 15 mins
TOTAL TIME : 1 d 15 mins

INGREDIENTS :

  • 12 oz (340 g) pickled herring filets, cut into bite-sized pieces

Traditional pickled herring (Inlagd sill)

  • 3/4 cup (2 dl) white vinegar (5%) (0.75 dl om 12% ättika)
  • 1/2 cup (1 dl) water (2.25 dl om 12% ättika)
  • 2/3 cup (1.5 dl) sugar
  • 10 whole allspice
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1/2 red onion, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 2 – 3 tbsp chives, scallions or leek, chopped

Mustard sauce (Senapssill)

  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise (my recipe here)
  • 4 tbsp sour cream
  • 3 – 4 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 – 3 tbsp red onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp mustard (I prefer whole-grain)
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 hardboiled egg, chopped

Garlic sauce (Vitlökssill)

  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise (my recipe here)
  • 4 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 – 2 minced garlic cloves (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chives, scallions or leek, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt

INSTRUCTIONS :

Traditional pickled herring (Inlagd sill)

  • In a saucepan, mix vinegar, water, sugar and spices. Bring to a boil, then allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Layer carrot and onion with a third of the herring in a glass container and add pickle juice to cover.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least a day before serving.

Mustard sauce (Senapssill)

  • Mix all ingredients with a third of the herring and refrigerate until serving.

Garlic sauce (Vitlökssill)

  • Mix all ingredients with a third of the herring and refrigerate until serving.

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