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Baked herrings recipe

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Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course main dish
Cuisine European, Sweden


  • 4 fresh herrings, gutted and cleaned

    - 2 tablespoons olive oil

    - 1 lemon, sliced

    - 1 small onion, thinly sliced

    - 2 cloves garlic, minced

    - 1 teaspoon dried dill (or 1 tablespoon fresh dill)

    - Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
    2. Rinse the herrings under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels.
    3. Make three diagonal cuts on each side of the herrings, about an inch apart. This helps them cook more evenly and allows the flavors to penetrate.
    4. Rub the herrings with olive oil, inside and out, and season them with salt and pepper.
    5. Stuff each herring with a few slices of lemon, onion, and a sprinkle of minced garlic. You can also add some dill inside the cavity.
    6. Place the stuffed herrings in a baking dish or on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    7. Drizzle any remaining olive oil over the herrings and sprinkle them with the dried dill.
    8. Bake the herrings in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are cooked through and the flesh flakes easily with a fork.
    9. Remove the herrings from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
    Baked herrings can be enjoyed hot or cold. They are delicious served with boiled potatoes, a fresh salad, or crusty bread. Enjoy your meal!



Here are some additional notes and tips to consider when making baked herrings:
1. Freshness: It's important to start with fresh herrings for the best flavor and texture. Look for herrings that have clear eyes, shiny skin, and a fresh ocean smell. If you're unable to find fresh herrings, you can use frozen herrings that have been properly thawed.
2. Gutting and cleaning: Make sure to properly gut and clean the herrings before baking. Remove the scales, head, tail, and fins, and rinse the fish thoroughly under cold water. Pat them dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
3. Stuffing variations: While the recipe suggests using lemon, onion, garlic, and dill for stuffing, you can get creative with other ingredients as well. Consider adding fresh herbs like parsley or thyme, thinly sliced tomatoes, or even a touch of chili flakes for some heat.
4. Seasoning: The amount of salt and pepper may vary based on personal preference and the size of the herrings. Start with a moderate amount and adjust as needed. Remember that the lemon slices and onions also add flavor to the fish.
5. Baking time: The baking time provided is a general guideline, but it may vary depending on the size and thickness of the herrings. Keep an eye on them while baking and check for doneness. The flesh should be opaque and flake easily when tested with a fork.
6. Serving suggestions: Baked herrings can be served as a main course or as part of a larger meal. They pair well with boiled potatoes, roasted vegetables, or a fresh green salad. You can also serve them with a side of tangy tartar sauce or a squeeze of lemon juice.
7. Leftovers: If you have any leftover baked herrings, they can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. They can be enjoyed cold as a salad topping, in sandwiches, or gently reheated in the oven or microwave.
Remember to adjust the recipe quantities and cooking time based on the number of herrings you're preparing. Enjoy your baked herrings!


Serving: 100g
Keyword Baked herrings
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