This lightly salted herring is packed with Omega 3.
In the Netherlands this herring is a favorite snack food. Eaten as is or served with finely chopped onions. In Germany this herring is typically served with potatoes, boiled in their skins, sour cream and chives.
Or with French beans, finely sliced fried bacon and onions and of course boiled potatoes.
In both countries it is also common to eat Matjes herring on bread, accompanied with raw onion, fresh tomato, radishes and or hors radish.
Many variations of herring salads use either the Matjes or the marinated herring.
Matjes Herring “Hausfrauen Art” (Housewife Art)
This is a classic Matjes recipe.
Ingredients: 3 matjes fillets, 1 onion, 1 apple, 2 pickles, 100g Mayonnaise, 1 tbsp of pickle juice, 1 tbsp of either yogurt, milk or cream, 1 tsp mustard.
Preparation: mix the mayonnaise, milk/yogurt/cream, pickle juice. Chop apple (with or without peel), onion and pickles and add to the mixture. Mix in mustard, bay leaf and matjes. Let stand for one day and serve. Can be served as is, with rye bread or boiled potatoes.