Pickled Herring

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By F. Marian McNeill

Published 2015

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(Mrs. Dalgairns’s Recipe)


  • salt herring
  • onions
  • brown sugar
  • pepper
  • salt
  • vinegar


Take half a dozen Lochfyne herring out of brine. Split them down the back and soak them in cold water overnight. In the morning clean them nicely and cut them crosswise into strips of half an inch in width. Put them into a deep dish with six onions sliced thin. Sprinkle them with pepper and salt and three tablespoonfuls of brown sugar. Pour on enough vinegar to cover them. They will be ready to