• 1 large jar rollmop herrings (arenques encurtidos)
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced (cebolla roja)
  • 1 cup sour cream (nata agria – añadir un par de cucharaditas de zumo de limón a nata líquida y verás como se espesa de inmediato y se cambia de sabor)
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar (vinagre de sidra)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (azúcar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (pimienta)
  • 2 Granny Smith apples thinly sliced in 2cm pieces (manzanas reineta u otras manzanas ácidas)
  • 1 cup walnut pieces (optional) [nuez mondada]
  • Fresh dill (optional) [eneldo fresco]


  • Drain the herring and reserve the liquid. Cut the herring fillets into pieces and place in a bowl. Cover with the onions and set aside.
  • In another bowl, combine the sour cream, cider vinegar, sugar, and black pepper. Taste to verify a balance of sweet and sour.  If needed, add a little more sugar for more sweet, or add a bit of the reserved wine from the drained herring for more sour.
  • Combine the herring and onions with the sour cream mixture. Fold in the apples (and walnuts/dill if using).
  • Refrigerate overnight. Serve with thinly sliced buttered brown bread.

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