These matjes or soused herring, have been cooked in vinegar, then are canned in a flavorful marinade containing salt, sugar, wine, dill, mace, and onions. Salty, sweet, and aromatic, these matjes are perfect for serving on buttered rye, crisp breads, or cucumber canapés.
Marinated herring plays a unique role in the Swedish kitchen. This delicacy stars in all major Swedish festivities - Christmas, Easter, and Midsummer - but it is also eminently suitable in many other contexts. In the classic Swedish smorgasbord, as part of a buffet, or perhaps as a unique appetizer. What is more, herring is an immensely healthy food, containing a high level of Omega-3's.