After enjoying a jar of herring over the last week, I started thinking about pickling some fish, I was surprised I couldn't find a thread on here. Has anyone done it? Have a recipe and instructions? Go-Fish
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Been in the salt brine for a day. Stirred it up couple of times. Makes my mouth water looking at all those delicious chunks. I had about 5 lb of meat, so it should make enough to share with a few close buddies. I'll report back how it comes out. Can't wait! It's been a few years. I am going to use red onion and sliced jalapeno. I tried it once that way and never looked back. The peppers are pickled and lose all of their heat.
I use roughly the same recipe as Eyesman. Found it on In-Fisherman. I googled In-Fisherman Pickled Fish and it came up.
Very similar to eyesman
Enough fish to fill 3/4 gallon/ 5-6 average northern cut and cubed into 3/4 inch pieces
1st day brine in 1/2 cup salt to 1 quart water 24 hours
2nd day rinse off the salt water with cold water, cover with white vinegar, or if you prefer cider vinegar 24 hours
3rd day prepare brine. 4 cups white port wine 2 cups vinegar 3/4 cup water, 3 cups sugar, 3tbl pickling spice boil 5 min let cool. a
Add fish and onions in layers, you can also add lemon slices if you want. dont pack too tight. if you want a little extra wine flavor put some straight wine in the finish batch. Dont really have to use port but its cheap 3 days but best after 2-3 weeks
5/8 cup pickling salt for each quart of fish
1 PT. White vinegar
1/8 oz. Pickling spice
1 Pt. White port wine
1 nice size onion sliced thin
¾ cup sugar
Cut fish into chunks. Dissolve salt in enough vinegar to cover fish. Let stand 4 to 6 days.
Keep at about 40 degrees. Take out of salt solution and rinse thoroughly with cold water. Place alternater layers of fish and onions in sterilized jar. Place hot mixture of vinegar, wine , ext. Over fish. Refrigerate and let stand one week should before using. This solution covers about 4 qts. of fish. Pickling spice maybe tied in cheese cloth and removed before pouring over fish.
My pickling recipe, enjoy.