Marinated herrings with beetroot, leeks and horseradish

servings4
1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

Sweet cured herring

  • 12 herring fillets
  • 500ml of water
  • 200g of sugar
  • 100ml of white wine vinegar
  • 20 peppercorns
  • 8 bay leaves
  • 2 red onions, finely sliced
  • 200g of leek, sliced

To serve

  • 3 large beetroots, uncooked
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 3 celery sticks, peeled
  • 100g of fresh horseradish
  • rock salt
  • olive oil
  • white wine vinegar

Method

1
To make the marinade, bring the water, sugar and vinegar to the boil in a pan
  • 500ml of water
  • 200g of sugar
  • 100ml of white wine vinegar
2
Leave to cool before adding all of the other curing ingredients, along with the herring fillets. Leave to marinate for 48 hours
  • 20 peppercorns
  • 8 bay leaves
  • 2 red onions, finely sliced
  • 200g of leek, sliced
  • 12 herring fillets
3
Wrap the beetroot in tin foil and bake in the oven for 1 hour. Leave to cool, then peel the beetroot and cut into wedges
  • 3 large beetroots
4
Mix the beetroot with the chopped shallots and white wine vinegar to taste. Blanch the celery in boiling water for 20 seconds and then refresh in iced water
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • white wine vinegar
  • 3 celery sticks, peeled
5
Remove the herrings from the marinade and drain on paper towel. Place 3 filets on each plate and arrange some beetroot and celery alongside
6
Add some of the red onion and leek from the marinade, sprinkle with rock salt and drizzle with olive oil. You can grate some fresh horseradish over the top at this point to give the dish a little kick
  • rock salt
  • olive oil
  • 100g of fresh horseradish