wheels wrote:Batman wrote:The FDA report notes that nitrite is not allowed in (commercial?) smoking in the EU but ok in the US.
Yes, I've come across it a couple of times in US docs. It may be banned in UK commercial production but for the home smoker...
That's why I ask whether anyone has experience/knowledge of it - maybe one of our US forum members?
(by Marco Pierre White)
4 - 6 Herring fillets (Brine for 3 hours in a 80% salt brine)
750 g White Wine Vinegar
250 g Caster Sugar
2 Star anise
½ tsp Green Peppercorns
½ tsp White Peppercorns
½ tsp Black Peppercorns
4 large Bay Leaves
6 sprigs fresh thyme (or ½ tsp dried)
In a pan bring to the boil the vinegar and sugar. Leave to get cold. Then add all the pickle spices. In a casserole dish add ¾ finely sliced onion and 1½ finely sliced carrot that has been blanched in water. Then add herring fillets, over the top of that put the other ¾ of a blanched onion and 1½ carrots. Pour over herring fillets, onion and finely sliced carrot the pickle. Put in the fridge for 2-3 days depending on the size of the fillets. serve with a nice beetroot salad.
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