RECIPE: Marinated Herring with Pickled Vegetables from Salted Sea!

Marinated Herring with Pickled Vegetables from Salted Sea Seafood & Raw Bar for Alaska Herring Week 2017! Photo by Zachary D. Lyons.

Marinated Herring with Pickled Vegetables is the second dish from Salted Sea Seafood & Raw Bar in Columbia City, for Alaska Herring Week 2017!

Wanna make this at home? You can purchase the same Alaska Herring fillets being used by Seattle’s top chefs for Alaska Herring Week from Central Coop on Capitol Hill, Freshy’s Seafood Market on Mercer Island, Old Ballard Liquor Co. in Ballard, and Wild Salmon Seafood Market at Fisherman’s Terminal! Once you’ve done that, here’s the recipe:

Marinated Herring with Pickled Vegetables

Marinated Herring:

  • 1 qt. soy sauce
  • 1 qt. rice vinegar
  • ½ qt. fish sauce
  • 7 Thai chilies, sliced
  • 3 T ginger paste
  • Herring fillets, thawed and trimmed if necessary

To make ginger paste, combine 4 oz. minced ginger, 1 oz. minced garlic, 1 oz. minced shallot, 3 tbs. fish sauce, ¼ cup canola oil, and 1 tsp. salt in food processor. Run until smooth.

Place herring filets in marinade with a plate or something to weigh them down so they are completely submerged.  Chill 48 hours, stirring the filets once to make sure that all surfaces of the filets are in contact with the brine.  Drain filets, discarding brine.

Plate as you desire! Have fun with it!

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