Originally Posted by CharlieD
fresh hearing as a row fish, not actual pickled or marinated hearing right?
Herring is commonly sold fresh in Europe. So much is caught that they must try to preserve it any way they can. Salting, pickling and drying are the most common. The bratherring is first fried, then pickled, which gives it an unusual taste and texture. I would believe it is an acquired taste. It can be purchased in wide flat cans/tins in the better grocery stores.