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Pickled Herring in Sweden 2024

A typical Christmas dish made of fermented herring with sugar and onions

Best time: December 24–December 25

Pickled Herring
Pickled Herring

Although this dish is nothing new for some East European countries, it is definitely a not-so-ordinary Christmas dish in general. Raw herring is fermented with onions, sugar, and pepper which makes it a bit crunchy and salty-sugary at the same time! Traditionally it is also fermented with cream, but nowadays you can get it with or without it! Moreover, some varieties include different berries!

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