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Glassblower's Herring

2 ea Whole salt herring
2 dl Sugar
1 dl Spirits of white vinegar
2 dl Water
1 ea Bay leaf
5 ea Whole allspice
1 x Carrot slices
1 x Leek slices
1/2 ea Yellow onion, sliced

Clean the herring and soak in lots of cold water for 12 hours. Scrape the herring and rinse well. Cut across in 1 1/2 ti 2 cn thick slices. Stir together the sugar, vinegar and water. Bring to a boil together with the allspice and bay leaf; let cool. Put the herring and vegetables in layers in a glass jar. Pour in the dressing which should cover the herring completely. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving