Smoked Herring Tacos From Freshy’s Seafood Shack

Smoked Herring Tacos, served on a 6” corn tortilla with fresh Pico d Gallo and cabbage garnish, Red Salsa on side, from Freshy’s Seafood Shack for Alaska Herring Week 2017! Photo by Zachary D. Lyons.

Looking for lunch, or a nice evening snack, on Mercer Island. Try these Smoked Herring Tacos, served on a 6” corn tortilla with fresh Pico d Gallo and cabbage garnish, Red Salsa on side, from Freshy’s Seafood Shack for Alaska Herring Week 2017. We did, and they are awesome! Who said herring isn’t Mexican? We sure didn’t!

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! (In fact, if you want to make life easy, you can get the same smoked herring at Freshy’s Seafood Market just up the street!) Once you’ve done that, here’s the recipe:

Smoked Herring Tacos

Recipe for Smoked Herring:

  • ½ Gallon CocaCola
  • ½ cup canning Salt

Brine herring fillets overnight, or about 6-8 hours

Rinse lightly in ice cold water

To Smoke:

Use any small or large  smoker on low heat, we like to use applewood for our smoke, smoke until the meat flakes easily.

Serve on 6” corn tortillas with fresh Pico d Gallo and cabbage garnish, with red salsa on side.

 

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