I have never purchased or used herring before today. Randomly walking through a market, I noticed an older gentleman purchasing them. This caught my eye as they were really fresh looking and only $7/kg CDN. I ended up purchasing 3 kg as a start for my first herring experience. Pickled herring has been on my radar for a few months now and why not try it today. I processed just over 2kg's for this and the remaining I researched a recipe for baking in the oven which was for dinner tonight.
The herring for pickling are on in the picture below:
And here are the ones ready for the oven.
The ones for pickling are in salt water brine overnight. The oven ones were awesome. The leftover oil in the bottom of the pan was mopped up with bread. Not a drop was left over.
Talking to the fish monger, this was probably their last of the season as the season is just closing here. Hopefully i'll be able to find them once more.
Any favorite recipe's or preparation of them. Thanks