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Polish Pickled Herring (Śledzie marynowane)

  • Author: polishhousewife
  • Cook Time: 1 day
  • Total Time: 24 hours
  • Method: chemical cooking
  • Cuisine: Polish


A pickled herring that you can enjoy as is with a crusty bread or use in other recipes


  • Appoximately 1218 herring fillets, prepared for use (remove  salt from salt herring or brine fresh or frozen herring)
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • 34 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup of white vinegar, rice vinegar, or white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 15 black peppercorns
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 5 whole allspice


  1. Add prepared fish to a large sterile jar.
  2. Add all other ingredients to a saucepan and heat to a boil, cool
  3. Pour cool marinade over fish, cover, and refrigerate for at least one day. Will keep up to 10 more days in the fridge.

Keywords: sledzie marynowanowane polish pickled herring