Summer lunch – Matjes herring

The summer has not yet left Berlin. This made us open the last cans of Matjes herring. Herring and of course barbecue are two to dishes you’ll find on every Swedish table in the summer. There are as many herring recipes as restaurants in Stockholm. Matjes herring is a type of salted herring with different spices. It is much salter and spicier than the versions served in NL or Germany.  It is normally served with sour creme, chives and red onions. In this salad it is accompanied with pickled gherkins, leek, capers and a mustard vinaigrette. Enjoy with a cold beer and a snaps.

Matjes herring, potatoes, leek, capers, cucumber and mustard vinaigrette.

  • 2 cans of Matjes herring à 200 g (you’ll find it in IKEA-stores all over the world)
  • 8 boiled Potatoes
  • 2 Salted pickled gherkins
  • 10 cm Cucumber
  • 10 cm Leek
  • 4 tbsp Capers
  • 1 dl oil
  • 2 tbsp sweet Mustard
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar
  • Pepper and salt

Mix oil, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper to a vinaigrette. Cut the warm potatoes into slices. Chop gherkins, cucumbers, capers and leek. Arrange potatoes, herring and veggies on a plate. Pour the salad sauce on top.

Music: Listening to Håkan Hellström

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