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Old 08-06-2015, 03:32 AM   #1
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Pickled herring question

I bought some pickled herring at Costco. They are pretty good, but they are still too sweet for my taste. Has anyone here ever rinsed the pickled herring and then re-seasoned them? If so, please tell me about it.

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Old 08-06-2015, 06:29 AM   #2
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What brand is it? I buy "Vita Brand" and it doesn't taste sweet to me. I have never tried to "re-pickle" anything.
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What brand is it? I buy "Vita Brand" and it doesn't taste sweet to me. I have never tried to "re-pickle" anything.
It's made by "Feature Foods", a Canadian company. So far, it's the least sweet non-Scandinavian pickled herring that I have tried. I would buy pickled herring at Ikea, but theirs is full of weird chemicals.
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I don't buy pickled herring, but if the banana pepper pickles I buy are too sweet, I'll pour out some of the liquid and add more vinegar. I don't think it's a problem.
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I don't buy pickled herring, but if the banana pepper pickles I buy are too sweet, I'll pour out some of the liquid and add more vinegar. I don't think it's a problem.

I've done the same with store bought pickled beets that were too sweet. Would probably work with pickled herring.
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Old 08-08-2015, 04:14 AM   #6
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Just a suggestion, adding some salt and lemon juice will un-sweeten the herring. We have herring, both creamed and pickled at our Scandinavian type smorgasbord xmas dinners.
I like herring in those jars, but I don't buy it regularly.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I have a 750g (~1 1/3 lbs) jar of this herring. I will give both methods a try in smaller jars.
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Let us know. Because the process to make pickled herring involves brining it first and then adding the flavour as the final step, I wonder if you rinsed it and then pickled it again using vodka and black peppercorns would work...
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Let us know. Because the process to make pickled herring involves brining it first and then adding the flavour as the final step, I wonder if you rinsed it and then pickled it again using vodka and black peppercorns would work...
From what I have read, you can use salted herring and skip the brine. Why do you suggest vodka? Because it isn't sour like vinegar? How about white wine?
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I'd use one of these as a guide, depending on what you have now: http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/8...ing-three-ways
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I'd use one of these as a guide, depending on what you have now: Pickled Herring Three Ways Recipe - NYT Cooking
Thank you for the reminder. I have found a bunch of Scandinavian recipes in Danish, on the internet.
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