Korean herring Xe

Korean herring Xe

Fish heh is one of the traditional Korean dishes. Tourists visiting this country are eager to prepare a similar snack at home. This desire is fulfilled: the technology of cooking such dishes is simple, their recipe does not include rare products. In Korea, this savory snack is prepared from different types of fish, including herring, beloved by many of our compatriots. It is relatively inexpensive, tasty and healthy, especially in its raw form. Herring Xe in Korean is a dish that can decorate even a festive table, and there is no doubt that it will be eaten first. The special technology of cooking this dish allows you to save the healthy properties of fresh fish without using a large amount of salt.

Cooking Features

Herring Xe is not difficult to prepare, especially if you have the skills of cutting fish into fillets. The cooking technology of this Korean dish has its own specifics. If you know these nuances, the result will meet your expectations, it will not be a pity.

  • Heh is made from raw herring. Ideally, fresh herring is needed, but it is not available in all regions of our country. You can replace it with fresh frozen. The main thing is to let the fish thaw out in natural conditions, without a temperature difference, otherwise it will become loose and dry. The use of a microwave in this case is unacceptable.
  • The most difficult thing in making herring heh is to cut fish into fillets, removing skin and bones. To do this, cut off the head and cut the belly from the anus up, remove the insides, remove the dark film. After that, they remove the skin, cut the fillets, remove the remaining bones from it, cut the fillets into small pieces. You can go the other way: first cut the gutted fish, and then clean it from the skin, to separate the meat from the bones.
  • Marinate herring preferably in a glass container. Use of containers from food plastic, and also enameled is allowed. Aluminum dishware is the worst choice: this material forms harmful substances when in contact with acids.
  • Butter for cooking xe of herring is refined, as it is heated. If you use an unrefined product, in it under the influence of high temperatures useful substances can be converted into carcinogens.

Herring Xe is a complete snack: there is no need to fill it with butter, add vegetables and herbs before serving. It is enough just to shift heh to a beautiful salad bowl.

Simple recipe of herring xe


  • fresh-frozen herring - 0, 3 kg;
  • onions - 0, 2 kg;
  • table vinegar (9 percent) - 30 ml;
  • soy sauce - 60 ml;
  • salt - a large shchipot;
  • red pepper (spicy) - a pinch;
  • vegetable oil - 60 ml;
  • fresh greens - to taste.

Method of preparation:

  • Defrost herring. Divide and peel. Fillet cut into thin slices, put in a bowl.
  • Add hot pepper and salt, pour in soy sauce, mix.
  • Remove onion peel. Cut the onion into thin halves or quarter rings, add to the herring. Stir.
  • Heat the oil, mix it with vinegar, pour the herring.
  • Add chopped greens, mix.
  • Top cover with a plate, set the oppression. Press can serve as a bank filled with water. So that it does not slide on a plate, you can lay a napkin on it.

In 30-60 minutes the snack will be ready. Remove the oppression, mix heh and put it in a beautiful vase.

Herring Xe with Garlic and Carrots


  • fresh-frozen herring - 1 kg;
  • carrots - 0, 3 kg;
  • onions - 0, 2 kg;
  • garlic - 3 cloves;
  • soy sauce - 80 ml;
  • vegetable oil - 40 ml;
  • salt - 5 g;
  • table vinegar (9 percent) - 0, 2 l.

Method of preparation:

  • Herring thaw, rinse, pat dry with a kitchen towel. Cut fish into fillets. Fillet cut into thin slices, put in a bowl.
  • Pour the pieces of herring with vinegar, set the oppression. Leave for 30 minutes.
  • Drain the vinegar. If it remains at the bottom of it a little bit - nothing terrible, but if you want to get rid of the vinegar, you can completely fold the herring into a colander, then return it to the bowl.
  • Peel the onions, cut them into thin half rings, add to the fish.
  • Chop peeled carrots on a grater designed for cooking Korean salads. If there is no such grater, you can chop the carrot into thin straws or chop it on a regular grater with large holes, but then the appetizer will look less beautiful.
  • Place the carrots on the onions and herring.
  • Garlic cloves pass through the press, put to the rest of the ingredients.
  • Sprinkle in salt.
  • Stir.
  • Pour over the herring with butter, then soy sauce.
  • Stir, cover with a plate, set the pressure and put in the refrigerator.

A snack made according to this recipe takes time to brew. You need to keep it under the press for at least an hour, after that you can serve it or leave it in the refrigerator for another day. The last option is preferred.

Herring Xe with Tomato Sauce


  • herring - 1 kg;
  • onions - 0, 5 kg;
  • vegetable oil - 120 ml;
  • table vinegar (9 percent) - 80 ml;
  • salt - 20 g;
  • tomato paste - 20-40 ml;
  • red ground pepper - 5-10 g;
  • ground black pepper, coriander - to taste.

Method of preparation:

  • Peel herring, cut into fillets, cut into thin pieces.
  • Onion, freeing from the husk, cut into thin half-rings.
  • Mix butter with tomato paste. Place in a saucepan and heat. Wait until the mixture boils. Remove it from heat, mix with vinegar.
  • In the marinade add black and red peppers, ground coriander, salt, mix.
  • Pour a spoonful of marinade into a container or glass form, put a layer of herring, sprinkle it with a portion of onion, pour the marinade. Continue to lay fish and onions in layers, pouring over the layers with the prepared sauce.
  • Install the load and put it in the fridge for the night, or even better for the day.

Herring Xe in this recipe is especially fragrant and appetizing. Appetizer has a savory taste typical of Korean dishes. It will appeal to lovers of hot dishes.

Salted herring is one of the most popular snacks among our compatriots. No less tasty, it turns out, if it is marinated according to Korean recipes. Herring Xe is a unique dish that retains all the benefits of fresh fish, but contains a moderate amount of salt. Preparing it at home is just as easy as any other fish snack.

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