Scandinavian Pickled Herring Bites

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This Scandinavian-style appetizer is a good way to try pickled herring if you’ve never had it. The potent flavor of the herring is balanced by a dollop of sour cream and the potato slice it’s served on.

Scandinavian Pickled Herring Bites
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

  • 6 new or baby red potatoes, (about 12 ounces)

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 1 8-ounce container pickled herring fillets, (see Note), drained

  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion

  • Fresh dill, for garnish

  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

  1. Refrigerate for up to 4 hours.

  2. 40 pieces

  3. Place a steamer basket in a large saucepan, add 1 inch of water and bring to a boil. Put potatoes in the basket and steam until barely tender when pierced with a skewer, 15 to 20 minutes, depending on size. Slice each potato into 1/4-inch-thick slices (discard the ends). Sprinkle the potato slices with salt.

  4. Cut herring fillets into pieces small enough to fit on a potato slice. Place one piece of herring on each potato slice, dollop each with about 1/8 teaspoon sour cream and sprinkle with red onion. Garnish with dill and a grinding of pepper.

Nutritional Facts

Per piece
18 Calories
2g Carbohydrates
1g Fat
0g Saturated Fat
0g Monounsaturated Fat
1g Protein
1mg Cholesterol
0g Dietary Fiber
5mg Potassium
38mg Sodium
0g Added Sugars
free food Exchanges
0 Carbohydrate Servings

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