Grilled Herring W/Horseradish and Parsley Sauce

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“A dish does not get much more Nordic than this one; herring, apples, cider, horseradish, parsley - are all traditional ingredients in the Scandinavian kitchen. Herring is usually marinated and this recipe offers a grilled alternative which I much prefer. Serve with peeled cooked small new potatoes”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the herring fillets and dry well. Drizzle with apple cider and sprinkle with salt and pepper. If the fillets are open, bind them together with string. Place in fridge until you are ready to grill them.
  2. Radish salad.
  3. Combine the radishes and apples in a salad bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Radisesalat: Kom radiser og æbler i en salatskål og drys med salt og peber.
  5. The sauce:
  6. Whisk flour and 1 TBSP of the milk together in a pan over medium high heat. Add the rest of the milk.
  7. Add the butter and whisk until the sauce is simmering; continue to whisk and let simmer for about 5 minute.
  8. Add apple cider, horseradish, parsley and salt and pepper. Make sure to taste the sauce to make sure it does not need more salt or pepper.
  9. Heat a pan or grill to high. Brush the herring with oil and grill them at high heat, about 3 min per side, still at high heat.
  10. Garnish with parsley and horseradish.
  11. Serve with radish salad and sauce and cooked, peeled new potatoes.

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