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Polish Herring Appetizer


pszczola 3 | 8
31 Dec 2009 #1
Please give me a recipe for a Polish Herring Appetizer. Thank you and Happy New Year! It must have sour cream and mayo. Thanks again.
1jola 14 | 1,879
31 Dec 2009 #2
Sour cream and mayo is like coke and orange juice together.

If your herrrings are very salty, you will need to soak them in water.

Cut in pieces, dice onion and pickles, add sour cream and chill it.

That's one way. Maybe someone can tell you another way.

Here is the way I like them:

Cut in pieces, diced onion, minced garlic and marjoram, and covered in olive oil.

Standard Polish chow.

Happy New Year to you!

Edit: The recipe with mayo is a Jewish version(Śledź po żydowsku). It is a little more elaborate but I haven't made it. It doesn't use sour cream but you soak the herring in milk. It is tasty.
polkamaniac 1 | 482
31 Dec 2009 #3
Well---you asked for it so--------------here it is !!!!!!!

HERRING IN MAYONNAISE (sledzie w mayonezie chrzanowym) -- use marinated herring out of a jar and drain . Plunge 3 c herring, cut into 1” - 1-1/2” pieces, into cold water briefly and allow to drip dry in sieve. Line serving dish with lettuce and arrange herring thereon. Fork-blend 1/2 c mayonnaise 1/4 c sour cream 1 heaping T prepared non-creamed horseradish (m/l to taste) 1 t mustard, juice of 1/2 a lemon 1 t confectioner's sugar. Pour over herring. Chill at least 1 hr before serving. Optional: Decorate herring with hard-cooked-egg slices and sprinkle with finely chopped chives.
1jola 14 | 1,879
31 Dec 2009 #4
Would you recommend this melange of fighting tastes? This should go well in the USA.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,650
31 Dec 2009 #5
Can you use Kippers in tins for that recipe?
Tymoteusz 2 | 353
31 Dec 2009 #6
Well---you asked for it so--------------here it is !!!!!!!

YUM!! I am going to make this.

Would you recommend this melange of fighting tastes? This should go well in the USA.

The store variety pickled herring in the US is actually quite good I think. I buy this brand at my local market when I am being lazy.
polkamaniac 1 | 482
31 Dec 2009 #7
hej----pszczola asked that it specifically had """mayo and sour cream.:""""Who am I to judge what someone else is willing to eat!!!!!!

Here is what some Polish people eat---Raw meat !!!!!



1jola 14 | 1,879
31 Dec 2009 #8
Here is what some Polish people eat---Raw meat !!!!!

Not only Polish people. Fine restaurants all over the world serve Beef Tartare. You can easily make it at home though. We also eat raw fish and we call it sushi :)

Steak tartare is now regarded as a gourmet dish. It is especially popular in Belgium, the Netherlands, Northern Germany, France, Poland, Hungary, Switzerland, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steak_tartare

RE the herring, what you can buy in the States in jars is not suitable for this kind of dish, unless you can find it not in wine sauce. If you ask the guy in your local supermarket in the fish section, he might be willing to stock packaged herring. I have done that and had good luck. I think you can forget getting salted herring from a barrel. In PL, I buy packged or from a barrel, which you have to soak a few hours.

I suggest making it with olive oil and onion first and then experiment to your taste. As a rule, it is not good to put too much crap together. Less is more.
OP pszczola 3 | 8
1 Jan 2010 #9
thank you all for your comments, even the mean and cruel comments, you cannot change, don't change, stay the way you are.

Here in New York, I ended up buying Vita herring in a jar, tasty bits in wine sauce.
I drained the sauce.
Put the herring bits in a big bowl.
Mixed in one cup sour cream, one cup mayo.
Added one thinly sliced onion.
Added 1 cup finely chopped dill.
Added 3 tsp of capers, salt, pepper.
Thats going to marinate in the fridge till midnight.
Bought some rye crackers, going to eat the cold delicious herring with on the crackers with some vodka.

Now you know its a lucky thing for Polish people to eat some herring immediately after midnight tonight. We need all the money and health we can get. Happy New Year, its 4 hours till midnight, I'm drinking now.
Eurola 4 | 1,909
1 Jan 2010 #10
Fine restaurants all over the world serve Beef Tartare.

I've never seen one on the menu at any restaurant in the USA, but I have not been to every fine restaurant there is, so i might be wrong. Anything close and quite popular would be a 'rare' fillet mignon, when the plate looks pretty bloody after the first cut. I don't like the look. I prefer the polish way for a raw meat.

I like steak tar-tare and I can get it at most, better Polish restaurants in Chicago - if I want one. My friend makes them excellent at home. I never tried to do it myself, however.

I love herring anyway it is made. The amount of calcium in it can only be beat by a can of sardines, which to me don't taste as good.

Viva a good plate of herring! :)
1jola 14 | 1,879
1 Jan 2010 #11
thank you all for your comments, even the mean and cruel comments, you cannot change, don't change, stay the way you are.

I suppose if I tell you that adding beets to your tomato sauce while making spaghetti is wrong will make me mean and cruel, so be it.

Sorry for trying to prevent you from vomitting, but I see looking at your concoction that I failed.

Vita herring is as good as the dogfood they sell you people called Polska Kielbasa.
polkamaniac 1 | 482
7 Jan 2010 #12
One persons favourite food is anothers poison
PlasticPole 7 | 2,650
7 Jan 2010 #13
People criticize herring, and then go eat a big mac at Mcdonalds which is much worse than a meal involving a fish on a cracker.
1jola 14 | 1,879
7 Jan 2010 #14
Who criticizes healthy fish like herring?

I would criticize fish sticks that American moms feed to their kids. I think they do that just to prime the growing meatballs for the crap they will have to eat later, yes, like McDo barf.
jonni 16 | 2,485
7 Jan 2010 #15
I would criticize fish sticks that American moms feed to their kids.

Surprisingly Poland is one of Europe's biggest markets for these.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,650
7 Jan 2010 #16
Fish sticks aren't my fave. They have this weird, gluey compound in them. Can't stand the texture.
krysia 23 | 3,057
7 Jan 2010 #17
They have this weird, gluey compound in them

They work better than superglue.
1jola 14 | 1,879
7 Jan 2010 #18
Surprisingly Poland is one of Europe's biggest markets for these.

Maybe people buy them for cats, because I have never seen anyone eating them. But, they being poor peoples food, like hot dogs, or McDo, perhaps people do eat them; we are still a fairly poor nation on the whole.
RonWest 3 | 120
10 Jan 2010 #19
1jola
yum!!!!!!!!!! sounds great!
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
10 Jan 2010 #20
Mayo takes the sharp edge off sour cream. When using pickled herring, which is already on the tart side, this combo mellows the flavour. The ratio is whatever you fabncy: 50-50, 40-60, 30-70, or even mostly one with only a dollop of the other.
pawian 182 | 17,048
8 Sep 2012 #21
Here is what some Polish people eat

Yummy! I had it two days ago.


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