Recipe: How to make Senapssill Mustard herring

Posted by Bronte Aurell | Food & Recipes, Recipes

How to make Senapssill Mustard herring

No Smörgåsbord is complete without the infamous pickled herring - and this herring dressing is as traditional as they come.
Serve the Mustard Herring with dark rye bread or crisp bread. Always serve herring at the beginning of the meal - along with a shot of chilled aquavit.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Starter
Cuisine: Scandinavian
Servings: 4
Author: Bronte Aurell


  • 220 g plain pickled herring
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 ½ tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp crème fraîche
  • 1 ½ tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp Slotts Skånsk mustard or grain mustard
  • ½ tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tbsp single cream
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 shallot, very finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives


  • Drain the herring, discard onion bits and brine.
  • In a bowl, mix all the dressing ingredients together. Whisk until the mixture is creamy and combined, then season to taste.
  • Add the drained herring and marinate for a few hours.
  • Enjoy with rye or crisp bread.


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