Pickled Fish Recipe

Pickled Fish Recipe

Pickled Fish RecipePike are excellent pickled, but most fish work, with perch being popular in ice country in March, after a long winter season of eating lots of them pan-fried and deep-fried. Redhorse suckers also pickle well.

Pickled Fish RecipeMany fish-pickling recipes are online today. This rendition stretches back at least four generations, standing the test of time. The main modern nuance to pickling recipes is recognition that pickling alone may not kill the larval tapeworms that may be present in some fish. Minnesota Sea Grant has long recommended freezing fish at 0°F for at least 48 hours to kill the parasites, before you proceed with the pickling process.

Pickled Fish Recipe: In Wine

Cut the filleted fish (about 1.5 pounds) into chunks. Make a salt brine by adding 1 cup of salt to a quart of water. Add the fish chunks to the brine in a large glass jar or other glass container, and refrigerate for 48 hours. Drain and add enough white vinegar to cover the fish. Refrigerate for another 48 hours. Drain. In glass jars make a layer of fish followed by a layer of thinly sliced onion, more fish, and so on until each jar is almost full.


Make pickling brine by boiling for five minutes: 2 cups of white vinegar, 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of white wine, 1/4 piece of sliced lemon squeezed (and add the squeezed portion), and a tablespoon of pickling spices. Let the brine cool and pour enough into each jar to fill it to the top. Refrigerate for 7 days. Yes, it's a long wait.


Pickled Fish RecipePickled Eggs For An Angler's Lunch


Shell two- or three-dozen hard-cooked eggs and let them cool. In a large glass jar or wide-mouth stone crock, add a 16-ounce can of sliced beets with the juice, 1/2 cup of thinly sliced onion, 4 bay leaves, 6 whole cloves, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. of red food coloring, and 2 cups of white vinegar. Mix and add the eggs, more vinegar if required to cover the eggs, and refrigerate for at least 2 days.

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