Saturday 29 October 2011

Herrings in a sour sauce with apple and juniper berries

Juniper berries aren't so common in British cuisine. Which is strange since they are so typical of this country that in Poland they are literally called "the English herb". They are used a lot over there
Check my little bento box out! The herring was fine, but it won't be going in the book - only the best herrings go in the book. So, if you woke up this morning with a craving for a sour, fishy snack (hmmmm... does that ever happen?) then here's the recipe


4 herring filets (Matijas, in oil)
2 lemons
1 apple, peeled and chopped
Handful of juniper berries
Salt and pepper

You need to boil the lemons for about half an hour, then remove from the water and take the pulp out.  Slice the herring and place a layer in the serving dish, followed by a layer of lemon pulp, a layer of apple some crushed juniper berries and seasoning. Keep going like this until the dish is full, then pour some oil over the top. Preferably sunflower or vegetable oil as olive oil is too strong for this

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