Pickled herring pieces in mustard sauce. A classic which is found on all buffet tables, especially in Christmas. The marinade is made of sweet and tangy mustard decorated with whole mustard seeds.
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.