Matjes, young pickled Herring Housewives Style
from Thomas Sixt
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Today I come to your kitchen with the Pickled Herring housewife style recipe! The popular preparation of marinated fish is done in a short time and tastes simply delicious. To make it a little bit more exciting, I have put together two variations for you. The pure preparation time is about 25 minutes, cooking time is one hour. You can quickly delight your loved ones with this fish dish.
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Table of Contents
1. Two Versions
In the introduction I promised you two variations and because you need different ingredients, I’ll start right away. In any case you need the delicious Matjes, you can get them in the supermarket or you can order the delicious fish directly at Plotz with a price advantage.
1.1 Variant 1 with less cooking
- Filet of matje from Glückstadt
- Sauce housewife style from Plotz
- Red onions
- Optional beet
1.2 Variant 2 with more self cooking
- Filet of matje from Glückstadt
- Sour cream, creme fraiche, lemon juice
- Red onions
- Optional beet
Add the ingredients from the kitchen drawer: primal salt or Himalayan salt, black pepper, brown whole cane sugar, also some chives from the garden.
Housewife-style sauce from Plotz, tastes very balanced and delicious and saves time.Chef Thomas Sixt also recommends ready-made sauces, if they taste delicious!
2. Side dishes
Let’s take care of the inserts first. Potatoes and beetroot can be cooked at the same time, but please use extra pots.
In addition to cooking in salt water, a pressure cooker or a steam cooker can be used, if available.
Did you know: More vitamins are retained when prepared in steam, so it is worth buying a suitable, high-quality pot with a steam strainer.Recommends Chef Thomas Sixt on the subject of cooking pots
2.1. Red beets
I always buy the smaller beets because they are softened in a good 45 minutes. Fingers away from the precooked beets or the beets in the glass. Only fresh and tasty vegetables are put on the table here!
You can peel the beets under cold running water after soft boiling. This is the best way to loosen the skin.
How can you tell that the beets are ready? Pierce a turnip with a fine fork or wooden skewer. If it yields softly, the turnip is cooked to the end. 🙂 Don’t be frightened, the turnips bleed a little, but that doesn’t matter.Chef Thomas Sixt about beet cooking
After peeling, you can cut the beets into eighths or sixteenths and marinate them with some vinegar, salt, pepper and sugar.
Freshly cooked red beets taste best. Pre-cooked and out of the jar are third choice!Says Chef Thomas Sixt about the beets
Buying and cooking potatoes also needs to be learned. I am always happy when I discover unpacked goods. Then I can choose the potatoes in size exactly according to the way they are prepared.
I like mainly waxy potatoes for this dish. This potato tastes also without butter or and the sauce sticks well to it. New potatoes would be another option, you can even serve them with skin.
Boil the potatoes in salted water or in a steamer pot until soft. When cooking in salted water, you can add a teaspoon of caraway seeds and a few parsley stalks. This is good for the taste and is not mentioned in any recipe!
More insert ideas: Fried potatoes or potato pancakes go well with this fish dish!Recommends Chef Thomas Sixt
2.3 Matjes and onions
I left out the onion on the recipe picture above on purpose. This is certainly polarizing and I am looking forward to the comments about the missing onion.
If you want to serve onions with it, either cut the onions fresh into thin slices or onion rings just before serving or marinate the onions with some vinegar and sugar.
Vinegar and sugar prevents fermentation of the onionRecommends Thomas Sixt when handling the onions for matjes
2.4 Apple cubes
Today the apple cubes come with the skin on the plate. This looks appealing and the vitamins are preserved. The apple cubes should retain their beautiful color, so marinate them with lemon juice immediately after cutting and prepare them for later serving.
Take your time when cutting the apple. Evenly cut cubes look better!Tip from Chef Thomas Sixt for a nice plate decoration
3. Recipe Matjes housewife style
You have read so far? That’s great! Then you are perfectly prepared to conjure this dish safely onto your plate.
I wish you good luck and a lot of fun while cooking. I am looking forward to your comments and success stories.
Matjes Housewife Style
Matjes prepared in the manner of the housewife, photographed and written down by cook Thomas Sixt.
Pickled Herring housewives style recipe with beet and jacket potatoes. A simple recipe for a quick and tasty fish dish with young herring.
|4-5||pc||beetroot (I buy small beets )|
|1||tbs||Vinegar (I use apple vinegar)|
|1-2||tsp||Sunflower oil (I use cold pressed oil)|
|1||pc||Lemon (I use the juice)|
Matjes young pickled Herring
|1||package||Matjes – young pickled Herring (I also use smoke matjes)|
|1||cup||Plotz sauce by housewives type (Recommendable, tastes great with)|
|1||cup||Créme Fraîche (for do-it-yourself)|
|1||cup||Sour cream (for do-it-yourself)|
|1||tbs||lemon juice (for do-it-yourself)|
|2||twigs||dill (For the decoration I use)|
Wash the beet and boil or steam it until soft. Afterwards peel and let it cool down a bit.
Cut peeled red beets into eighths or sixteenths and marinate lukewarm in a bowl with salt, pepper, sugar, vinegar and oil.
Boil the potatoes
Boil the potatoes in a pot with salted water or in a steam strainer over boiling water until soft and then peel them. Season the peeled potatoes with salt and keep warm for later serving.
Prepare apple cubes
Wash apple, grate dry and cut into slices and fine cubes with the skin. Then marinate the apple cubes in a bowl with lemon juice and some sugar.
Housewife style sauce
Either order the sauce at Plotz or mix créme fraîche with sour cream, salt, pepper, sugar and lemon juice and serve.
Decoration and table styling
Drain the matjes and arrange them on the plate. Sprinkle apple cubes on top. Arrange the sauce, potatoes and beet on the plate and decorate with the herbs. Bon appetite!
A cool beer, a dry white wine, Prosecco and an Aquavit go well with it.