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Matjes in Honey and Mustard Marinade

Prep Time15 mins
Rest Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 3 people


  • 450 g Herring fillets
  • 100 g Sour cream
  • 75 g Mustard medium hot
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 35 g Honey
  • 100 ml Sunflower oil
  • Salt
  • 1 pinch Curry
  • 1 pinch Turmeric
  • 2 tsp Chopped dill


  • Put the sour cream, mustard, lemon juice and honey in a narrow, tall vessel and whip until creamy with a hand blender. Then add the oil in small amounts while whipping and mix everything into a mayonnaise. Finally, season again to taste slightly sweet and hot and fold in the dill.
  • Cut the matjes fillets crosswise into thicker strips, mix with the marinade and let it steep for about 1 hour.
  • If the matjes is to be served for lunch or dinner, boiled potatoes go with it. Here arranged on a mirror made of pickled beetroot slices from the glass. You can also serve it in portions as a starter snack on pumpernickel or buttered farmer's bread.