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Chiquetaille de hareng saur, or Harengs Fumés Marinés

Chiquetaille de hareng

Chiquetaille de hareng saur, or Harengs Fumés Marinés, is a Haitian dish made with smoked herring, onions, carrots, vinegar, oil, and spices. It is a popular appetizer or side dish and can also be used as a filling for sandwiches or wraps. It is also prepared the same way as Chiquetaille de Morue.

Caribbean appetizers are a diverse and delicious array of dishes that reflect the region’s rich history and culture. From the various accras such as Haitian Accra to the delicious Conch Fritters of the Bahamas to the crispy, salty fried plantains from all the Islands, Caribbean appetizers will tantalize your taste buds.

Chiquetaille de hareng
Chiquetaille de hareng – Smoked Herring marinated

What is Chiquetaille de hareng saur or Harengs Fumés Marinés?

Chiquetaille de Hareng saur or Harengs Fumés Marinés is a traditional appetizer from the French Caribbean islands. It is made with smoked herring that has been desalted, shredded, and mixed with onions, peppers, and other spices. The dish is typically served with bread or crackers.

What is Smoked herring?

Smoked herring is a type of fish salted and then smoked to preserve it. It is a popular ingredient in many cuisines and can be eaten on its own or used in various dishes. Marinated smoked herring is a flavorful, versatile option and a popular Caribbean appetizer.

How would you describe Caribbean Appetizers?

The taste of Caribbean appetizers can be described in a few words.

  • Spicy: many Caribbean appetizers have spicy ingredients, such as scotch bonnet peppers, habaneros, and ginger. This heat can be mild to intense, depending on the dish.
  • Savory: Caribbean appetizers are often savory, with flavors like garlic, onion, and thyme. The sweetness of fruits, such as mangoes and plantains, balances these flavors.
  • Fresh: Caribbean appetizers are made with fresh ingredients, which gives them a bright and vibrant flavor. This is especially true of seafood appetizers, often made with fresh fish or shrimp.
  • Delicious: Caribbean appetizers are simply delicious. They are a great way to start a meal or enjoy a snack.

Does marinated smoked herring taste good?

Marinated smoked herring is a delicious and versatile dish that can be enjoyed in many ways. It has a bold smokey and umami flavor that is a great way to add protein to your diet and enjoy a healthy and flavorful snack or meal.

How to buy smoked herring?

Smoked herring is a popular fish that can be eaten in various ways. It is typically sold whole or filleted and can also be found in canned tomato sauce.

The whole smoked herring is typically sold with the head and tail intact. It can be cooked whole or filleted before cooking. Filleted smoked herring is boneless, skinless, and popular for its simple cooking method.

Smoked herring in oil or tomato sauce are convenient and flavorful options. In oil, it is sold similarly to sardines. Smoked herring in tomato sauce can be eaten on its own or used as an ingredient in other dishes.

Where to buy smoked herring

Smoked herring can be found in a variety of places, including:

  • Grocery stores: Many grocery stores carry smoked herring in the fresh fish section or the canned goods aisle.
  • Specialty food stores: Specialty food stores, such as those that sell European or Scandinavian foods, are also a good place to find smoked herring.
  • Online retailers: Smoked herring can also be purchased online from various retailers. One popular online store is Amazon.

When choosing smoked herring, looking for a fresh product with a good flavor is important. The herring should be firm and have a slightly smoky smell. If the herring is soft or has a strong odor, it is best to avoid it.

To make chiquetaille smoked herrings, you will need the following:

  • Smoked Herring fillet skinned and boned: to make authentic smoked herring chiquetaille buy the fillets. You can also use canned smoke herrings, which is the non-traditional way.
  • Vinegar: use white wine vinegar. You can use rice wine vinegar as a substitute, but remember that the taste is milder.
  • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil: typically not made with the original version. But to make it healthy, let’s use a good extra virgin olive oil.
  • Onion or shallots: for flavor and a nice spiciness kick.
  • Red Bell pepper: for flavor. If you are tempted to use roasted jarred peppers, please don’t. You will miss out on the flavor.
  • Green Bell pepper: for flavor.
  • Carrot: for flavor, crunchiness, and color.
  • Ground black pepper
  • Hot pepper: Scotch Bonnet or Habanero is needed to marinate the Chiquetaille de hareng or smoked herrings.

Instructions

  1. Soak the herring the day before. Change the water if necessary, and let it soak more to eliminate a maximum of salt. 
  2. Drain the herring in a sieve. Chop it in a bowl. Add the onion (or shallots), thinly sliced slices of hot pepper, the pepper, the carrot, and the sweet peppers cut into small pieces or cubes. 
  3. Add the vinegar and the oil. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to overnight. Let the smoked salmon marinate for at least 24 hours before serving. 
  4. Serve chiquetaille smoked herrings with fresh bread, crackers, or plantains.
Chiquetaille de hareng
Chiquetaille de hareng – Smoked Herring marinated

Notes and Tips

  • Use high-quality smoked herring fillets. The better the quality of the fish, the better the flavor of the marinated herring will be.
  • Use a variety of herbs and spices to flavor the marinade. This will add depth and complexity to the flavor of the herring.
  • Let the herring marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. This will allow the flavors of the marinade to infuse into the fish.
  • Serve the herring fillets chilled. This will help to preserve the flavor and texture of the fish.
  • If you are tempted to use roasted jarred peppers, please don’t. You will miss out on the flavor.
  • Can you use canned smoked herrings? Yes! This method is easier. Let the mixture marinate for a few hours so the spices can marry each other.

Chiquetaille de hareng saur can be served as an appetizer or a side dish. It is a popular appetizer served at festive events. Spicy, delicious, and easy to make.

Chiquetaille de hareng

Chiquetaille de hareng saur, or Harengs Fumés Marinés

Chiquetaille de hareng saur can be served as an appetizer or a side dish. It is a popular appetizer served at festive events. Spicy, delicious, and easy to make.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Fish desalting time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 25 minutes
Course Appetizers and Snacks, Lunch
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 12
Calories 232 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound herring fillet
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 medium onion or 8 shallots
  • 1 tablespoon red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon green bell pepper
  • 1 small carrot
  • 2 pinches of ground black pepper
  • Hot pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Soak the herring the day before. Change the water if necessary, and let it soak more to eliminate a maximum salt.
  • Drain the herring in a sieve. Chop it in a bowl. Add the onion (or shallots), thin slices of hot pepper, the pepper, the carrot, and the sweet peppers cut into small pieces or cubes.
  • Add the vinegar and the oil. Let the hash marinate for at least 24 hours before serving.

Notes

    • Use high-quality smoked herring fillets. The better the quality of the fish, the better the flavor of the marinated herring will be.
    • Use a variety of herbs and spices to flavor the marinade. This will add depth and complexity to the flavor of the herring.
    • Let the herring marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. This will allow the flavors of the marinade to infuse into the fish.
    • Serve the herring fillets chilled. This will help to preserve the flavor and texture of the fish.
    • If you are tempted to use roasted jarred peppers, please don’t. You will miss out on the flavor.
    • Can you use canned smoked herrings? Yes! This method is easier. Let the mixture marinate for a few hours so the spices can marry each other.
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Nutrition

Calories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 7gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 38mgPotassium: 159mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 913IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 0.5mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword Caribbean appetizers, chicquetaille, seafood appetizers
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