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Pickled herring recipe, inlagd sill, classic Scandinavian dish

Pickled herring recipe, Swedish inlagd sill.
Often served at midsummer, easter and christmas.

Serves four:

500 grams (1.1 pounds) Herring Fillets
2 dl (0.8 cups) Caster Sugar
1 dl (0.4 cups) Vinegar
2.5 dl (1 cup) Water
1 Bayleaf
1 tsp Salt
5 Allspice-peppercorns
1 Carrot
5 White peppercorns
1 Red Onion
1 dl (0.4 cups) Fresh Dill

1. Rinse and clean the fillets, also remove the skin. Cut the herring in small pieces and then crush the peppercorns.

2. Mix water, sugar, the bayleaf, vinegar, salt, allspice, white pepper, finely chopped dill and sliced carrots and sliced onion.

3. Pour the marinade over the herring, let cool in refrigerator for about 6 hours. If you wan't to flavour the herring with something else, drain it after the the 6 hours.