"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Fish & Seafood
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-11-2006, 12:49 PM   #1
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 5,806
Dried Smoked Herring Filets

Anyone besides me like them? Once in awhile a local supermarket carries them & I can rarely resist. If you've never seen them, they're approx. 7"-long herring filets that have been salted/smoked/dried. Dark brown in color, they're not dried crisp like jerky, but are quite flexible. VERY salty & smoky.

I usually enjoy them by themselves as snacks or on crackers, but was wondering if anyone has ever cooked them. Since I really like kippers & eggs, I was thinking that perhaps I could saute one of these in butter in the same fashion. Sound possible?

__________________

__________________
BreezyCooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2006, 02:05 PM   #2
Master Chef
 
CharlieD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 7,155
I do. I love all smoked, or salted/dried fish. It's a russian thing in me. If you go to russian store you'll know what I mean. There will be tonn of different smoked fish. I just got back form New York and brough about $200 bucks worth of smoked and dried fish.
__________________

__________________
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2006, 02:49 PM   #3
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 5,806
You & I are a kindred spirit - lol!!!!

Although I'm 100% Czech, my husband is 100% Ukrainian, & he'd rather eat worms & die than eat the dried/smoked/salted herrings I buy - lol!!!!!! He does like pierogi though.

That said - CharlieD, can I "cook", as in saute/fry these dried herrings? I have a rather large package & would like to find other ways of using them.
__________________
BreezyCooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2006, 03:34 PM   #4
Head Chef
 
auntdot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,417
Breezy I envy you, would love to find them in my store.

And adore kippers.

Don't know if you can saute them, can only suggest you take one and try it.

Nothing better than kippers and eggs.

Enjoy.
__________________
auntdot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2006, 03:48 PM   #5
Master Chef
 
CharlieD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 7,155
The only way I use them is to eat them with good beer. No cooking.
__________________
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2006, 03:49 PM   #6
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Maryland
Posts: 1,186
Hello Breeze,
I haven't seen them in years, but up here,(B-more) they used to call them "Blind Robins". They were sold in most of the local blue collar bar rooms for 10 or 15 cents each. As they were salty and smokey, they went well with a cold beer. I haven't seen them in years though. As for cooking with them, why not? I would imagine that you could soak them in fresh water first like salt cod to remove some of the excessive salt and use them as you would any dry salted fish. Or, flake and mince into small pieces, add to cream cheese, sour cream, minced onion, parsley ect.... as a dip or spread.
Or you can play a mean trick on someone as one of my employees did years ago. Larry, (the jokester) purchased a dried herring and slipped it into the pillow case of Bobby, (the recipient of the prank) at a hotel that we were staying at. The next morning while we were eating breakfast at the hotel restraunt, Bob complained that he couldn't get a good nights sleep because his room smelled so bad and requested a room change
__________________
"You wouldn't know a diamond if you held it in your hand. The things you think are precious I can't understand" STEELY DAN.
JohnL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2006, 03:55 PM   #7
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 5,806
Think I'll pass on the pillow idea John - lol!!!

Auntdot - do continue to check out local markets for the smoked herrings. It's Giant that usually carries them. And as far as kippers, the canned ones are carried at every supermarket around here - Giant, Safeway, WalMart, etc.
__________________
BreezyCooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2009, 04:00 PM   #8
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2
I have contacted several places both locally (Tacoma WA) and farther out including a company in Canada but have not received any replies yet. I will post here if I receive any word. There is one place I found that sold 2 pound packages for $24.00 plus @ $23.00 shipping. If you search for "Blind Robbins" you'll find it. I'll include it when I get more.
__________________
wherleyj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2010, 02:01 PM   #9
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1
Hi. I just purchased some smoked herring and am soaking it in milk to desalt it. I tasted the milk and it's delicious. I am going to make a cream of herring soup using the milk. With ingredients the saltiness will be absorbed, and I am going to make a pickling brine for the desalted herring, which still has it's smoky flavor and is just salty enough. I don't know if this is usual, but that's what I've decided to do. :) Great thread.
__________________
solomru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2010, 03:45 PM   #10
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2
Local supply

I found the real good salted smoked herring at the Pike Place Market in Seattle. It's about $8.00 a pound but worth it. And they will do mail order if you like. Here's their web address:

Pike Place Fish

Enjoy
__________________

__________________
wherleyj is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Cooking News & Tips Straight to your Email!

Stay up-to-date with Cooking info to your inbox!

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]