Haring Harmony: Mastering the Dutch Herring Tradition

Dish recipes: Haring
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Embark on a culinary journey to the Netherlands with our Haring recipe. This Dutch delicacy, featuring raw herring fillets adorned with onions and pickles, is a testament to the rich seafood heritage of the region. Join us in savoring the simplicity and flavors of this iconic Dutch street food.


4 Fresh Herring Fillets, deboned

1 Red Onion, finely sliced

4 Pickles, thinly sliced

1/4 cup (60ml) White Wine Vinegar

1 tbsp Sugar

Salt and Pepper to taste

Fresh Parsley for garnish


Prepare the Pickling Liquid:

In a bowl, combine white wine vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir until the sugar dissolves.

Marinate the Onions:

Place the finely sliced red onions in the pickling liquid. Let them marinate for at least 15 minutes.

Prepare the Herring:

Lay out the fresh herring fillets on a serving dish.

Assemble the Dish:

Top each herring fillet with marinated red onions and thinly sliced pickles.


Serve Haring as an appetizer or street food delight. Garnish with fresh parsley for a burst of color and flavor. Enjoy the Dutch herring tradition in the comfort of your home.

Haring encapsulates the essence of Dutch seafood enjoyment simple, fresh, and bursting with flavor. This recipe allows you to embrace the Dutch herring tradition with every delectable bite.