Pickled Herring

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      Pickled herring is a staple in Scandinavian cuisine and was enjoyed by Vikings as a preserved food source during long voyages.

      1 lb fresh herring fillets
      1 cup white vinegar
      1 cup water
      1/2 cup sugar
      1 tbsp pickling spices (such as mustard seed, allspice, and coriander)
      1 small onion, thinly sliced
      1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped

      In a saucepan, combine the vinegar, water, sugar, and pickling spices. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Allow the pickling liquid to cool the room temperature.

      Layer the herring fillets, onion slices, and dill in a glass jar or container. Pour the cooled pickling liquid over the herring, making sure all the fillets are fully submerged.

      Seal the jar or container and refrigerate for at least 48 hours to allow the flavors to develop.

      Serve the pickled herring on rye bread or crispbread, or as part of a traditional Scandinavian smorgasbord.

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