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Norwegian Spice-Salted Herring with Garlic and Thyme

Norway has a long tradition with herring served on bread. Here is a simple recipe where the base is spice-salted herring from jars.

Cooking time30-40 min
Difficulty levelEasy



  • Finely chop garlic and red onion. Mix crème fraîche with lemon juice, salt, sugar and pepper.

  • Add garlic, red onion and thyme, and taste with salt and maybe a little salt and pepper.

  • Remove the herring from the jar and add to the new sauce.

  • Pour this over into a jar or glass and cover with a lid.

  • The herring should set in the refrigerator for 24 hours before eaten.

The herring can be kept in the refrigerator for approx. 1 week.