One of the downsides of updating your site or making changes is the loss of content. Yesterday I was looking for a breakfast recipe to share and found out that my Fried Eggs with Smoked Herrings recipe, which was uploaded a long time ago, only had the picture and no content or recipe attached. This put me a little bit behind schedule but I did not mind because that is one extra post to share.
Salted meat and fish are often used in the Caribbean Cuisine. It is generally used the same way as any salt fish and the only difference might be the desalting process. For example, desalting time is much shorter than salted codfish because the fish is much smaller and thinner, but again they are not entirely cured the same way.
Herring is a fish that lives in the northern Atlantic Ocean and is often eaten as food. Herrings are forage fish, mostly belonging to the family Clupeidae. They often move in large schools around fishing banks and near the coast. The most abundant and commercially important species belong to the genus Clupea, found particularly in shallow, temperate waters of the North Pacific and the North Atlantic oceans, including the Baltic Sea, as well as off the west coast of South America. Smoked Herring is sold in two ways in the Caribbean, whole with the skin on and bones intact, complete with the head; and filleted and boneless. The filleted and boneless is the more expensive of the two. Both types are available in markets and supermarkets.
Fried Eggs with Herrings is very delicious if you like smoked herrings. Desalting time is much shorter than salted codfish. One great way to desalt is to add a little of lemon juice, lime juice or vinegar in the water. It aids in the process and also removes some of the fish odor that many people do not like. The taste of Smoked Herrings is similar to cured anchovies. The texture is very different and can improve a dish taste. Smoked herring is best eating in the Caribbean sautéed with lots of onions, fresh herbs, nd hot peppers.
One of my preferred ways to enjoy smoke herrings is with eggs. Hope you enjoy my recipe and create your own version of eggs with smoked herrings.