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Savory Scandinavian Symphony: Inlagd Sill Surprise

Inlagd sill

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.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 250mg
Total Carbohydrates 10g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 5g
Protein 15g


Ingredient Quantity
Herring fillets 500g
White vinegar 500ml
Sugar 100g
Onion 1

Cooking Instructions:

  • 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.

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