Ingredients

4 herring (fresh)
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 purple onion
1 piece fresh ginger root (about 35 grams)
1 stalk lemongrass
3 lime leaves
1 red chili pepper
3/4 cups white vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 star anise
6 allspice berries (1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice)
5 white peppercorns

Instructions

1. Rinse herring thoroughly, inside and out, pat dry season with salt and pepper
2. Coat lightly with flour, tapping off excess
3. Heat oil in large pan over medium-high heat
4. Cook herring until lightly browned, about 4 minutes per side
5. Transfer fish to a deep baking dish or bowl. Let cool slightly
6. Peel onions and thinly slice. Peel and thinly slice ginger root
7. Peel outer layers from lemongrass and cut inner part into small pieces
8. Rinse lime leaves, shake dry and cut into smaller pieces if desired
9. Rinse chilli, wipe dry and halve lengthwise. If you prefer less heat, remove seeds and ribs
10. In a pot, combine vinegar, 200 ml (approximately 1 cup) water, 1 teaspoon salt, the sugar, soy sauce, onions, ginger, lemongrass, lime leaves and chilli
11. Add star anise, allspice and peppercorns and bring to a boil, simmer over low heat for 10 minutes
12. Remove from heat and let cool for about 5 minutes
13. Pour the warm marinade evenly over the fish and let cool completely
14. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate in the refrigerator for 2 days before serving

Sustainability

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Choosing Seafood

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Recipes

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