Seattle herring Week recipe Smoked Herring on Housemade Flatbread By Chef Willem Reinders of Sogno di Vino, Poulsbo, WA

Smoked Herring on Housemade Flatbread

Willem knows more than a thing or two about fresh herring being a native of Holland.  This a new preparation for Seattle Herring Week.

He is both a native of the Netherlands and the former Chef of the Swedish Club in Seattle.

Here is his riff on freshly smoked herring that you can try this week at
Sogno di Vino in Poulsbo, WA.
18830 Front Street NE,
Poulsbo, WA 98370
360-697-8466

You can Purchase Fresh Frozen Herring Fillets down the street at
Marina Market
18882 Front Street
Poulsbo, WA 98370
360-779-8430
www.marinamarket.com

Makes enough for 4 Flatbreads

Ingredients:

4 Herring Fillets

Cure:
1 cup Kosher Salt
1 Cup Brown Sugar
Zest of 1 lemon and 1 Orange
1Tbsp chopped Thyme

1 Cucumber
1 cup of Cantaloupe Cubes or Melon balls
½ cup Ricotta

5 oz Kale and Arugula Leaves

Lemon Vinaigrette
1 Tbsp Preserved Lemon
 1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
4 Flatbreads

Mix all the ingredients of the cure and sprinkle over the herring fillets on the “sliced “ side of the fillet.  Let cure for 15 minutes.

Rinse off the cure and let the Herring fillets on a rack in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Smoke the Herring fillets for about 30 minutes in a smoker with the wood chips of your choice. Cool the fillets in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Mix the preserved lemon, lemon juice, and olive oil.
Put the Kale and Arugula leaves in a bowl and toss with the preserved lemon vinaigrette.

Sprinkle the Salad over the flatbreads, Slice the smoked herring fillets in bite-size pieces and arrange them over the flatbreads. 

Finish with arranging the sliced cucumber, sliced pickled beets and dollops of ricotta over the flat bread.

Enjoy




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