Herring in Oil

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Description[edit]

In Romanian: Scrumbii in ulei

Ingredients[edit]

Procedures[edit]

  1. Clean, wash the herrings, remove the heads and tails and cut in medium sized pieces.
  2. salt and let sit for an hour.
  3. Place the fish pieces in a dry bowl, pour the lemon juice over them and let sit for another 20 – 30 minutes.
  4. Then start putting the fish pieces in a jar, layering fish pieces with a bay leaf, 2 – 3 juniper berries, some lemon juice and oil so as to cover each fish layer.
  5. Do this until all fish pieces are used up.
  6. Pour a two finger wide layer of oil, cover the jar with a plate and steam it for 25 – 30 minutes (counting from when the water starts boiling).
  7. Serve cold.
  8. This can be kept over the winter; in this case, tie the jar with cellophane first and then steam.
  9. You may prepare a soup (sour) for two out of the heads and tails.