Mrs Bergman's Danish Curry Herring
Recipe Type: Appetizer
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Serves: 6-8
The classic Danish curry herring, courtesy of Mrs Bergman herself.
For the pickled herring
  • 2 Fresh herrings
  • 1 Onion, sliced
  • 1 Red onion, sliced
  • 1⅓ Cups of vinegar
  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • 2 Bayleaves
  • 3 Cloves
  • 2 Tablespoon of all spice peppercorns, crushed
For the curry seasoning
  • 3 Tablespoons of curry powder
  • 1 Red apple, finely diced
  • A handful of cornichons, chopped
  • A handful of small pickled onions, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon of mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon of sour cream
  • A bunch of chives, chopped
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
For the pickled herring
  1. Soak the herrings overnight in cold water. Fillet them by removing bones and skin. Rinse and cut into 1 inch slices. In a glass jar, place the herring in layers with onion and spices.
  2. Mix vinegar and sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Pour over the herring, and make sure that all the fish pieces are covered. Close with a lid and leave in the refridgerator for 48 hours.
For the curry seasoning
  1. Slowly mix all the ingredients with the pickled herring.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Leave in the fridge over night.
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