Pickled herring pieces in soured cream seasoned with herring roe and onions.

Pickled herring is often eaten with boiled potatoes, sour cream, chopped chives, sharp hard cheese, sometimes boiled eggs and, of course, crispbread.

With an abundance of herring in both the North and Baltic Seas, the Nordic people have been pickling since the Middle Ages, mainly as a way of preserving the fish for storage and transportation.

The big health benefit of pickled herring is the presence of Omega 3 fatty acids and also a spot of Vitamin D. Read more of health benefits of herring.