How to pickle herring at home

Salted herring long been associated in humans with the national dish of Russian kitchen.Though invented salted fish far beyond the borders of our country, but the recipe has become firmly established in the diet of our compatriots, and no celebration or a hearty dinner is not complete without a plate of herring.Due to the fact that not every woman knows how to pickle herring in the home, many prefer to shop the product.But thanks to a delicious and easy recipe herring salting, you will be able to cook tasty and healthy meal at home.

How to choose a herring salting

matter what you fish for salting select will depend on the taste of the finished dish.Only fresh, intact carcass with rounded sides and a uniform coat color is considered to be a good option for further processing.When choosing a fish guide to some tips and tricks:

  • freshly caught fish that have not undergone freezing, ideal for pickling.
  • Do not buy frozen headless carcass.There is a risk that it froze on stage is not the
    first freshness.
  • preference was given fresh frozen Pacific or Atlantic herring, and from the Baltic species should be abandoned because of the possible content of heavy metals and toxins in these fish.
  • have quality fresh-frozen herring to be had bulging eyes, fins and gills in the wings are pressed to the bottom of the carcass, traced the natural uniform color.
  • Beware of copies that are broken up, are wrinkled or damaged structure of scales.
  • fish, milk has to be more fatty and meaty, while the carcass with caviar comes out dryish and not so tasty.

Delicious and simple recipes pickled herring home

There are many recipes for salting fish at home.Some people prefer to salt the entire carcass, someone like marinated fillet pieces, some expressed a preference for dry method of salting, while others recommend salted herrings only by the marinade.Choose the technology that is suitable only for you and that is most like.For all recipes salting salted herring, shown below, the fish comes out delicious.

Herring in brine whole carcass

You will need:

  • kilogram of fresh or thawed herring;
  • salt - 6 tablespoons.l.without slides;
  • sugar - 5 tsp .;.
  • bay leaf - three or four large shallow plate;
  • allspice - 10 peas;
  • filtered water - 2L.

cooking sequence:

  1. Fresh frozen herring should be thawed in a natural way.To ease the strong smell of fish, thawed carcase is recommended to wash liter of water with a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice.
  2. fresh fish washed free from fins, remove the gills.If possible, through the hole, where they were gills, remove the innards.Milk or eggs, rinse, then put back in the abdomen.
  3. Prepare the brine: boil the water with all the spices mentioned in the list of ingredients.Cool the brine to room temperature under the hood.
  4. Prepared herring put in a container, where it will be salt.Fill ostuzhennym brine.
  5. herring Incubate at room temperature for 6 hours, then store in a refrigerator for another 10-12 hours.The following day, salted fish is ready, it will be through a salty one more day.

Salting slices without water

oil you need:

  • kilogram of herring;
  • onions (white, purple or red) - 0.5 kg;
  • salt - 3-5 Art.l .;
  • sunflower oil with a neutral taste without noxious fumes - 5-7 Art.l.

cooking sequence:

  1. carcasses carefully peel, guts and fins.Separate fillets, which cut into a few large pieces.
  2. Onion cut into thin half-rings.
  3. sodium salt prepared fillets.
  4. in a quart jar, place the salted fillet, alternating it with layers of bows.
  5. Fill fillets with onions vegetable oil so that it completely covered the ingredients.
  6. To salt herring this method is recommended in the refrigerator for one to two days.

How salt the Don herring

You will need:

  • liter of cooled boiled water;
  • 100 g coarse salt.

cooking sequence:

  1. Don herring differs special fat content and delicate creamy taste.Fish going to spawn, gaining an additional 20% fat, so it is ideally suited to its salt.Herring cleaned of scale, remove the fins, gills, and washed thoroughly.
  2. Traditionally, the river or the Black Sea herring is salted for the winter in tuluzke - a strong saline solution.For this purpose, in a liter of cold water was dissolved 100 g of salt.
  3. Fish carcass tightly packed into a container and pour the prepared solution.On top of the fish put a small weight to the whole herring was in the water and did not resurface.
  4. container tightly capped and placed in a refrigerator.Salted herring home is necessary for two days, the fish need much time to be salted.

Salted herring in the bank

You will need:

  • herring - 2 pcs .;
  • to 30 grams of salt and sugar;
  • black and allspice - 2-3 peas;
  • 1 pc.bay leaf;
  • 500 ml of water;
  • vinegar -1 Art.l .;
  • large onions.

cooking sequence:

  1. immerse in water all the ingredients except the vinegar brine.Boil water with spices on a moderate fire under the lid closed for 2-3 minutes.After cooking, add the vinegar and brine cool to room temperature.
  2. fish gutting and clean, wash.Then thoroughly dry with paper towel and cut into portions.
  3. In a suitable size jar add up herring, shifting its layers of onion, cut into thin pieces.
  4. Fill the cooled brine.
  5. salt fish is recommended in a cool place for two days.

spicy salted herring with mustard

You will need:

  • herring - kilogram;
  • dry mustard powder - 1 tsp .;.
  • liter of water;
  • 5-6 peas of black pepper;
  • largest salt - 4 tablespoons.l .;
  • couple of bay leaves;
  • 4 pcs.cloves;
  • half teaspoon of coriander seeds.

cooking sequence:

  1. peeled and gutted we put in a container for salting.
  2. Fill it cooled marinade, which is prepared as follows.In water, dissolve the salt, add all other spices except the mustard powder.Boil the marinade for two or three minutes, then remove from heat, add the mustard and cool.
  3. In this process, salt dish should be about two days.

dry method of salting fish

You will need:

  • one large herring carcass;
  • 1,5 h. L.coarse salt;
  • teaspoon of sugar;
  • any herbs or spices to taste.

cooking sequence:

  1. Fish prepared for salting: cleaned, gutted, washed and obsushivayut.At the request of cut into several pieces, or the same salt as a whole.
  2. salt mixed with sugar, add other spices to taste.
  3. This mixture rub the carcass or the individual pieces, and then tightly packed in a sealed plastic bag and kept on the middle shelf of the refrigerator two or three days.

Salting of herring in Dutch marinated

You will need:

  • two medium-sized herring;
  • half a lemon;
  • 10 peas black pepper;
  • two onions;
  • medium-sized carrots - 1 pc .;
  • bay leaf - 10 ;;.
  • sugar - 6 tablespoons.l.

cooking sequence:

  1. To start salting a herring the Dutch method of it is necessary to separate the fillet is cut into slices 2 cm
  2. lemon and onion cut into thin plates.carrots grate.In a mortar grind pepper peas with bay leaf.
  3. Mix vegetables, lemon and all spice.
  4. Herring spread in a jar, shifting each layer of a mixture of spicy vegetables, lemon and spices.On top of a small weight set.
  5. salt fish about two days.Serve, sprinkling a small amount of vegetable oil.

Video: how to pickle fresh-frozen herring

With our step by step recipes with photos every woman will be able to pickle herring alone.The dish is cooked at home, will be significantly different in taste from shopping options.Herring, pickled home leaves juicy, tender, with a spicy taste.From it you can cook delicious herring under a fur coat, using the old, proven recipes or new versions of this salad.The video below demonstrates the technology and the entire sequence of the process of salting fish with their hands.Experiment with recipes, add your favorite herbs, spices and seasonings, so you will be prepared each time a herring with a new, unique taste.