Cooking herring. Herring is typically sold in supermarkets in two forms: fresh and smoked. Fresh herring can be found whole or filleted and can be cooked in many ways. Smoked herring is often sold in jars or cans.
We’ll see here how to cook herring, whether you’re grilling, baking, frying or even pickling! Whatever cooking method should you choose, we have cooking times  (and cooking temperatures) for you! Translation in French: hareng.

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How do I cook herring

What to pair herring with?
Herring pairs well with lemon, dill, mustard, and onions. It can be served hot or cold, and is often served with potatoes, roasted carrots, tomatoes or turnips and pickled vegetables.

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Preparing herring

To prepare fresh herring before cooking, you’ll need to clean it and remove the scales and guts. To do this, rinse the fish under cold running water and use a sharp knife to remove the head and tail. Next, use a spoon to scrape out the guts and rinse the fish again.

Fresh herring can be grilled, baked, fried, or pickled.

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Grilled herring

Cooking herring on a grill is a summertime must!
1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
2. Brush the herring fillets with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
3. Grill for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until the fish is cooked through and flaky.

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Baked herring

An easy way to cook herring is to bake its fillets!
1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
2. Place the herring fillets in a baking dish and season with salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
3. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through and flaky.

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Cook herring in pan

Frying herring fillets in a pan or a skillet is super quick (and very easy to do)
1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add a tablespoon of olive oil.
2. Dredge the herring fillets in flour and place them in the skillet.
3. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the fish is golden brown and crispy.

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Cook pickled herring

1. Combine 1 cup of vinegar, 1/2 cup of water, 1/4 cup of sugar, and 1 tablespoon of salt in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it cool.
2. Layer sliced onions, herring fillets, and bay leaves in a jar and pour the pickling liquid over the top. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving.

Herring is a small, oily fish that is found in the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans, and it is a popular ingredient in many cuisines around the world. Herring is a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D, making it a healthy addition to any diet.