Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 8 oz 227g Matjes herring fillets - (1lb) (large)

  2. 1 cup 237ml Buttermilk

  3. 1 cup 237ml Sour cream - (or light sc)

  4. 1/3 cup 78ml Plain non-fat yogurt

  5. 1 cup 62g / 2 1/5oz Onion - finely chopped (medium)

  6. 2 cups 474ml Tart apples - peeled, cored (medium) Chopped

  7. 2 Dill pickles - minced (medium)

  8. 1 tablespoon 15ml Prepared horseradish

  9. 1 tablespoon 15ml Fresh lemon juice

  10. 1 tablespoon 15ml Sugar Salt - pepper to taste

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Recipe Instructions 1. Lay the herring fillets in a shallow baking dish. Add the buttermilk, cover and marinate in the refrigerator overnight.

  2. On the next day, drain and rinse the herring fillets well, then cut into bite-size pieces. Place the herring in a shallow glass or porcelain baking dish.

  3. Combine the sour cream, yogurt, onion, apples, pickles, horseradish, lemon juice and sugar. Taste for lemon juice and sugar and add a bit more of each, if needed.

  4. There should be a light lemon flavor and just enough sugar to mellow the tartness. Season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper.

  5. Spoon over the herring, cover and marinate several hours in the refrigerator before serving.


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