The biggest and the best
When catching herring, the matjes are chosen among the biggest and the best. The fish are left to mature in barrels, then cut into fillets and stored in a secret recipe marinade before being put into sauce in retail packages as SILL MATJES (matjes herring fillets). SILL MATJES are served as a starter or as a meal in themselves with sour cream, chives and boiled potatoes. Or why not with rye bread or crispbread with a hard-boiled egg half on top?