SCANSEN MATJES HERRING
Herring are enjoyed all year round in Finland and are also an important part of the traditional foods served at Finnish celebrations and occasions. Typical Finnish celebrations and occasions where Herring or "Silli" are eaten is on Christmas (called Joulu in Finnish) and May Day (called Vappu in Finnish) where the Herrings are served as part of a buffet often eaten together with boiled potatoes. In Finland Herring Festivals are even held around the country in celebration of this fish, a well known one being the annual "Baltic Herring Fair" (called Silakkamarkkinat in Finnish) which takes place in Helsinki during the autumn at the Helsinki Market Square. The Helsinki "Baltic Herring Fair" has been taking place since 1743.
These matjes or , have been cooked in vinegar, then are canned in a flavorful marinade. Skansen's Matjes in a spiced marinade lends this Matjes Herring product its unique flavor. Enjoy with buttered brown bread, chopped onion, and hard boiled eggs!
Herring, sugar, salt, vinegar, spices, .1% Benzoate of soda.
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