About the Dish:
Inlagd sill is a traditional Swedish dish consisting of pickled herring. The herring is marinated in a sweet and tangy vinegar-based brine, resulting in a flavorful and tender fish. Inlagd sill is commonly served as a part of a Smörgåsbord, a buffet-style meal featuring a variety of different dishes. It is typically enjoyed with boiled potatoes, crispbread, sour cream, and chives. The pickled herring has a slightly salty and sour taste which pairs well with the creamy potatoes and adds a refreshing element to the meal. Inlagd sill is a beloved dish in Sweden, especially during the summer months when fresh herring is readily available.
- Step 1: Start by preparing the herring fillets. Rinse them under cold water to remove any excess salt. Cut the fillets into smaller pieces, if desired.
- Step 2: In a large glass or plastic container, combine the white vinegar and sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Peel and thinly slice the onion, then add it to the vinegar mixture.
- Step 3: Lay the herring fillets in the vinegar mixture, ensuring they are completely submerged. Cover the container with a lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 24 hours.
- Step 4: After 24 hours, the herring will be pickled and ready to serve. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.