Introduction:Herring is a kind of fish mostly found in ocean inlets, in the bay or tributaries that are fed by the ocean. There are many attributes to eating herring.
Herring is a relatively small fish most often not over two pounds. The ocean fish are small in length too. Most herring are about seven or eight inches long. With just the little fish like herring is, they are loaded with nutrients.
Herring are found in February in the Pacific Ocean run off areas like a nearby bay. They are young and feed and gather in July when they are abundant. They do not live long since they are readily eaten by larger fish that come into the river beds like the chinook salmon do.
Anyone who has a license for fishing can fish for herring. They are not difficult to catch and many sport fisherman fish for herring on a regular basis. The hook used holds up to six herring that can be fished for at one time.
Many people like herring scaled and gutted then put in a little olive oil for frying with garlic and onions and added spices to their taste. The skin is left on to keep the Omega 3 oils intact for the high nutritional value of herring.
There are countless recipes on the internet about how to pickle herring. It takes many steps, but the result is a delicious snack. People for many years celebrate New Year's Eve with a herring on a saltine cracker for good luck in European countries.
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