Indulge in the sublime flavors of the Arctic with our Greenlandic Pickled Herring. Hand-selected herring, sourced from the pristine waters surrounding Greenland, are carefully pickled in a traditional brine, enhancing their natural richness with a tangy twist. Each bite offers a burst of savory goodness, complemented by the subtle interplay of spices and herbs. Whether served as an appetizer or alongside your favorite Nordic dishes, our Greenlandic Pickled Herring promises a culinary journey to the icy landscapes of the far north. Discover the taste of the Arctic with every delectable's a recipe for Greenland Pickled Herring commonly served as an appetizer or snack:


  • 1 pound fresh herring fillets, cleaned and deboned
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4-6 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Fresh dill, for garnish


1- Rinse the herring fillets under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels. Cut the fillets into bite-sized pieces and place them in a glass or ceramic dish.

2- In a saucepan, combine the white vinegar, water, sugar, salt, black peppercorns, mustard seeds, onion slices, bay leaves, cloves, and ground allspice. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar and salt.

3- Once the mixture reaches a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

4- Remove the pickling liquid from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.

5- Pour the warm pickling liquid over the herring fillets in the dish, making sure they are completely submerged. If necessary, use a plate or weight to keep the herring pieces submerged.

6- Cover the dish with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate for at least 24 hours to allow the herring to pickle and absorb the flavors.

7- After 24 hours, remove the dish from the refrigerator and discard the bay leaves and cloves. Transfer the pickled herring to a serving platter, garnish with fresh dill, and serve chilled as an appetizer or snack.

8- Enjoy your homemade Greenland Pickled Herring alongside slices of dark rye bread, boiled potatoes, or crisp pickled vegetables for a traditional Nordic experience!

Nutritional Values:

Here are approximate nutritional values for the main ingredients used in the recipe for Greenland Pickled Herring:

Fresh Herring Fillets (1 pound):

  • Calories: 526 kcal
  • Protein: 64 g
  • Fat: 28 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Sugars: 0 g
  • Sodium: 146 mg


  • Rich source of high-quality protein, essential for muscle repair and growth.
  • Contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for heart health and brain function.
  • Provides vitamins and minerals such as vitamin D, vitamin B12, selenium, and phosphorus.

White Vinegar (1 cup):

  • Calories: 48 kcal
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Sugars: 0 g
  • Sodium: 2 mg


  • Adds acidity to the pickling solution, which helps preserve the herring.
  • Enhances flavor and adds a tangy taste to the pickled herring.
  • May offer some health benefits, including aiding digestion and controlling blood sugar levels.

Sugar (1/4 cup):

  • Calories: 194 kcal
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 50 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Sugars: 50 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg


  • Provides sweetness to balance the acidity of the vinegar and enhance the overall flavor of the pickling solution.
  • Adds energy in the form of carbohydrates, which can be utilized by the body for various functions.
  • Should be consumed in moderation as excessive sugar intake may have negative health effects.

Salt (1 tablespoon):

  • Calories: 0 kcal
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Sugars: 0 g
  • Sodium: 5,697 mg


  • Enhances flavor and acts as a natural preservative in the pickling process.
  • Helps draw out moisture from the herring, aiding in the preservation process.
  • Contains sodium, an essential electrolyte that plays a role in maintaining fluid balance and nerve function in the body.

Onion (1 small):

  • Calories: 29 kcal
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugars: 4 g
  • Sodium: 2 mg


  • Adds flavor and aroma to the pickling solution and pickled herring.
  • Contains antioxidants such as flavonoids and sulfur compounds, which may have various health benefits, including reducing inflammation and lowering the risk of chronic diseases.
  • Provides fiber, vitamins (such as vitamin C), and minerals (such as potassium and manganese).

Other ingredients (negligible calories, protein, fat, and carbohydrates)

Please note that these values are approximate and may vary based on factors such as specific brands of ingredients and serving sizes. Additionally, the pickling process may affect the nutritional content of the final dish.


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