Holidays are celebrated with a variety of food, and pickled herring is a traditional food at this time.
Herring that has been soaked in a salt and vinegar solution for a week, then soaked in a vinegar, sugar, spices and wine mixture for a couple of days.
Herring, after pickled has a firm texture. The mixture of flavors is sweet, tangy, salty. Sometimes there is onion mixed with the fish. Sometimes sour cream. Sometimes pepper sauce.
I like most varieties.
These are in wine sauce. The wine used is generally a inexpensive brand. Our favorite used to be Thunderbird. Lately, it has been Silver Satin.
We make our own, but we like the butcher shop variety.