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Frozen Herring Hye

Ingredients for making frozen herring

  1. Medium sized herring (peeled) 2 pieces
  2. Large garlic 1 clove
  3. Large onion 2 pieces
  4. Vegetable oil 3 tablespoons
  5. Black peppercorns 8 pieces
  6. Soy sauce 3 tablespoons
  7. Table vinegar 9% 200 milliliters
  8. Bay leaf medium size 2 pieces
  9. Dried chopped cilantro green 0.5 teaspoon
  10. Dried ground coriander 0.5 teaspoon
  11. Salt to taste
  • Main ingredients: Herring, Onion
  • Serving 5 servings
  • World CuisineAsian, Oriental


Tablespoon, teaspoon, cutting board, kitchen knife, large bowl, kitchen tweezers, small bowl, saucer, deep bowl, medium saucepan with a lid, refrigerator, serving dish

Making frozen herring hehe:

Step 1: prepare the herring.

We spread the frozen herring in a deep bowl and leave it aside for a while. Attention: the fish must reach room temperature on their own. In no case should you defrost a component under running hot water or in a microwave, thereby we can spoil the taste of the dish.

After that, put the herring on a chopping board and use the knife to remove the head, fins and tail. Then we make an incision along the entire back of the fish and carefully separate the first fillet from the ridge. Now we take out the skeleton from the second part of the component and discard it, since it will no longer be useful to us. Using the kitchen tweezers, carefully take out the small bones from the pulp.

We wash the two loin parts under running water and put them back on a clean cutting board. We clean the herring from the skin and then cut into small pieces, approximately 2-2.5 centimeters wide. The crushed fish is moved to a deep bowl, which is washed in advance under running water.

Step 2: prepare the onions.

Using a knife, peel the onion from the husk and rinse thoroughly under running water. Then put the component on a cutting board and cut into thin circles or half rings. We chop the chopped onion into a small bowl and leave it aside for a while.

Step 3: prepare the garlic.

We spread the garlic on a cutting board and lightly press down with the tip of a knife. Then remove the husk and rinse a little clove under running water.

We lay out the component back onto the cutting board and finely chop the improvised inventory. Pour the crushed garlic in a clean saucer.

Step 4: prepare the marinade for the dish.

Pour soy sauce, 9% vinegar and vegetable oil into a deep bowl. Using a tablespoon, mix everything thoroughly until a homogeneous mixture is formed. That's it, the marinade is ready, so you can start cooking the hehe of the fish itself.

Step 5: make frozen herring hehe.

In a small saucepan, spread the first layer of one part of the pieces of herring. Lightly sprinkle the fish with salt. Then add one bay leaf, a little chopped onion, as well as garlic, black pepper, ground cilantro and coriander to the bowl. Important: since we will pickle heh layers, it is necessary to "spice up" the fish with spices and add half onion rings and finely chopped garlic.
Now we again lay out the pieces of herring, other components of the ingredients and sprinkle everything with seasonings and salt. We do this until we run out of fish with onions and garlic. At the end, pour the dish with marinade, cover tightly with a lid and put it in the refrigerator to insist all night. Attention: generally pickling takes about 2 hours, but the longer the che is cooked, the more tender and aromatic the pieces of fish are obtained, since they absorb all the juices and spices.

Step 6: serve frozen herring hey.

When hehe is well pickled in the refrigerator, we get it out of there and using a tablespoon spread the pieces of herring and chopped onion on a special plate. If desired, fish can be decorated with parsley leaves and red currant berries. This dish is usually served with mashed potatoes or boiled jacket potatoes in their skins. Beer is an excellent drink. Help yourself!
Good appetite!

Recipe Tips:

- to prepare a delicious herring hey, it is best to use fish that has been frozen once and delivered using special equipment to the shelves of grocery stores;

- so that the dish is not bitter, it is best to add white salad or Crimean onion to it;

- for marinade, try to use only refined vegetable oil and real soy sauce;

- half an hour before serving, you can add Korean carrots to herring hey, then the dish will get an interesting taste and aroma.