Fried Baltic Herrings in Marinade

Marinated Baltic Herrings

Baltic Herrings are Estonian national fish. We use them lot and “leftovers” are served in the different flavored marinade.  This is only one recipe.

Marinated Baltic Herrings

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Print

Baltic Herrings are Estonian national fish. Marinade make this dish more festive


  • ca 500 g Baltic Herrings fillet
  • 1 egg
  • ca 2 tablespoon flour
  • salt, pepper
  • Marinade:

  • 1 litre water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 carrot, cut into slices
  • 1 onion, cut into slices
  • 4-5 tablespoon 30% food vinegar
  • pepper, spice, laurel


  1. Mix herrings in salt and pepper
  2. Dip into the beaten egg and roll in flour
  3. Fry the fillets on both sides in hot pan
  4. Cool fish down.
  5. Marinade:

  6. Boil carrot and onion half- ready
  7. Add spices and allow the water to boil once more. Add the vinegar and remove from the heat.
  8. Cool down
  9. Pour the cooled marinad over the cooled fish. Let to stand and season. Keep in the fridge
  10. Serve with boiled potatos and sour-cream-sauce or eat as appetiser or cold snack with bread.

Soundtrack  Vaiko Eplik Soorebased



2 thoughts on “Fried Baltic Herrings in Marinade

  1. I really don’t know anything about Estonian food, so it is great to have found your blog. My husband loves marinated herring salad (the German version of it), I am sure he would like this as well. 🙂


    1. Thank you. Germans has maybe simar taste with Estonians. But for example Swedish taste is toooo different..:) they have ( in my opinion) too sweet marinades. So, you have to try and test 🙂


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s