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Smoked Mackerel (Wędzona Makrela)

Small bites By July 5, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 3 Comments

Persons: 1-2     Cost: $   Level: easy     Time: –      Ingredients: fish can be hard to find


My hometown is near the Baltic Sea, so I am used to eating quite a lot of fish, especially smoked ones. This is something I miss a lot in Paris.

In Poland, I was pampered with different species of smoked fish, and for me the most precious one is mackerel. Luckily, in my little Poland at the Bastille Market (mentioned in a previous post http://chezdomia.com/?p=161 ), I can keep spoiling myself with this delicious and healthy snack.

FoodMarket at Bastille Paris

FoodMarket at Bastille Paris

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Herring Marinated in Olive Oil with Onion and Dill (Śledź w Oleju z Cebulą i Koperkiem)

Small bites By June 6, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Persons: 1-2    Cost: $$     Level: medium     Time: 20min (+3 days to marinade)      Ingredients: fish can be dificult to find


Marinated herring is a very old dish. Almost every Pole has had marinated herring with cold shot of vodka at least once in his life 🙂 This traditional meal was often served as an appetizer, to warm up your appetite, in Polish restaurants before WWII.

Why is this fish so popular? First of all, it’s super healthy; secondly, it isn’t so expensive. And third, it is easy to marinate. That why it became so popular in Poland and Scandinavian countries. As a result, we have developed a variety of delicious marinades to accompany it, each with a unique flavour: Spicy, bittersweet, sweet-spicy and natural.

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