Spicy curried herring with LINIE apples and fennel

Spicy curried herring with LINIE apples and fennel

4 servings


1 h 0 min

Let's make spicy curry herring with LINIE apples and fennel — a delightful interpretation of a Nordic classic. This dish combines the rich flavors of traditional curry herring with a fresh touch of apples and fennel, all elevated to new heights with a hint of LINIE. This dish is not only a testament to the traditional Nordic cuisine but also an example of how modern innovations can rejuvenate the classic flavors.

Fun fact Did you know that the distinctive caraway aroma in LINIE Aquavit adds a Nordic touch to dishes like curried herring and enhances the overall flavor experience?


Curry Herring

  • 1 onion — diced

  • 2 tbsp curry

  • 2 tbsp butter — for frying

  • 4 marinated herring fillets — cut into bite-sized pieces

  • ½ apple — cut into small cubes

  • 100 ml LINIE mayo (see recipe here)

  • 100 ml creme fraiche 38%

  • 1 tbsp LINIE Aquavit Original

LINIE Apples and Fennel

  • 1 red apple — cut into thin strips

  • 1 fennel bulb — cut into thin strips

  • ½ bunch dill — finely chopped

  • 1 sprig tarragon — finely chopped

  • 1 organic lemon — both grated zest and juice

  • 2 tbsp LINIE Aquavit Original

  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp sugar


  • 4 slices of good, dark rye bread

  • Spread for the rye bread


  • ½ bunch dill — picked

Preparation steps

    Curry Herring

    1. Sauté the onions in the butter, and add the curry.

    2. Sauté for a few minutes until the onions are soft and the curry is aromatic, then let it cool.

    3. Gently mix the cooled onion and curry mixture with the other ingredients.

    4. Prepare the dish well in advance so that the herring can absorb the flavors.

    LINIE Apples and Fennel

    1. Slice the apple and fennel into thin strips, and finely chop the dill and tarragon.

    2. Mix everything together with lemon juice and zest, LINIE, apple cider vinegar, salt, and sugar before serving.


    1. Serve the spicy curry herring on a piece of buttered rye bread.

    2. Top it generously with LINIE apples and fennel and garnish with dill before serving.

Serve with a glass of LINIE In addition to being a classic, high-quality aquavit, LINIE is also great for food pairing. What sets LINIE apart is its distinctive aging process. During maturation, it develops a natural sweetness and spiciness that makes it perfect for accompanying a variety of dishes. LINIE acts as a flavor enhancer, creating a harmonious balance between both food and aquavit.

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