For 4 people you need

4 pickled herrings 1 small onion 1 eating apple 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/4 pint soured cream (or 1/4 pint single cream and 1 dessertspoon lemon juice) salt white pepper

To pickle 6 herrings

Brine: 2 oz. salt 1 pint water

Spiced vinegar

1 pint vinegar, preferably white 1 tablespoon pickling spices

Fillet 6 large herrings

soak in the brine for 2 hours. roll herrings, cover with cold spiced vinegar made by boiling vinegar and spices. Put into screw top jars with sliced onion, bay leaf. Leave 5-6 days

  1. Drain herrings. Cut in half lengthways cut each half into 4 strips.
  2. Arrange on serving dish.
  3. Slice onion. Cover with boiling water, drain after 1 minute.
  4. Core and slice apple, sprinkle slice: with lemon juice. Reserve a few apple slices for garnish.
  5. Blend rest of apple, onion rings, cream and1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Season well.