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How to clean herring in 5 minutes: the fastest and easiest way

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
Why you should definitely eat herring
Why you should definitely eat herring

According to experts, herring is the healthiest, tastiest, and most budget-friendly fish. It can be used to make forshmak, spreads, salads, and even soups and delicious snacks. It is very important to choose fresh fish and clean it properly.

Pickled herring

The FoodOboz editorial team will tell you how to clean a herring in just 5 minutes without any hassle.

Why you should definitely eat herring

To quickly and efficiently clean herring, you will need a plastic cutting board, which does not absorb odors as much as a wooden one, as well as a sharp knife, paper towels, and tweezers.

How to quickly clean herring at home

Stages of cleaning herring:

1. Rinse fish under running water.

Low salted herring at home

2. Remove the head and entrails and rinse the carcass again.

3. Make an incision and remove the fin.

How to quickly clean herring

4. Pull up the skin at the cut and pull it off in one motion.

5. Separate the fillet from the bone as follows: take the herring by the tail with one hand and separate the fillet from the ribs with the other. Then hold the spine with two fingers and separate the rest of the fillet again.

How to clean herring properly

6. Use tweezers to remove the remaining bones from the fillet.

Herring fillet

Cut the fillet and serve with onions and butter, it will be delicious!

Herring fillet with potatoes

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