One of the best ways to preserve foods is by pickling them.
On top of this, pickled food has a bit of a different flavor, which can really change the way dishes taste, and in a lot of cases, they end up tasting better!
If you’re a fan of fish dishes, then you’re going to love the recipes we’ve put together here. You’ll find 28 easy and simple pickle fish recipes below that you’ll absolutely love and need to try today!
All of these recipes are absolutely delicious and you’ll find yourself making them again and again.
Kicking off this list, we have this delightful pickled fish with lime salad recipe.
You’ll be using pickled herring for this dish and the salad itself is incredibly refreshing. This is one of those dishes you can enjoy at any time of the day.
This recipe is super simple to make. You will only need a handful of ingredients which include sliced onions, vinegar, and pickling spices.
This is the recipe for you if you’re after a tasty dish that isn’t too hard to make.
3. Pickled Fish
This recipe is cooked in a Pakistani style, with the fish being marinated in a mix of yogurt, lime juice, and herbs. You can eat this dish hot or cold, so you can really enjoy it all year round!
This recipe is especially good for anyone who likes to add spices to their meal. Some of the spices and herbs included in this dish are coriander, cumin, masala, garlic cloves, allspice berries, and turmeric.
This is a great dish for anyone who wants an eclectic mix of spices and flavors.
Herring is a popular fish to pickle because it doesn’t have a very long shelf life. This recipe is great if you want to learn how to pickle herring yourself and it tastes absolutely amazing too!
Another fish that is great to pickle is salmon, and once you try this recipe, you will definitely see why!
This recipe is inspired by Alaskan cooking, where salmon is usually pickled before being stocked up for the colder months.
Here’s another pickled herring recipe that you are going to absolutely love.
All you have to do is chop the herring up, throw all the ingredients into a bowl and leave them to pickle. It’s super easy to make and the results are fantastic.
This recipe takes pickled herring and combines it with onions and vinegar to create a really tasty dish that can be enjoyed by the whole family. To take this dish to the next level, serve it with some crusty bread!
This dish is inspired by the Indian dish of the same name. To make this dish you’ll be soaking raw fish in brine which is made up of red chilies, fenugreek, turmeric, and lemon juice.
This recipe sounds like it should be hard to make, but it honestly couldn’t be any easier!
If you want something a bit different, then try this pickled fish curry! It is incredibly sweet and tangy, bursting with flavor with each and every bite.
You’ll be using salmon for this dish which has been pickled with garlic, ginger, turmeric, mustard seeds, and salt.
This recipe is known for its aromatic spices and its acidic taste. Once you’ve tried this dish for the first time, you’ll find yourself making it again and again.
You can eat this dish as soon as you’ve made it, but it tastes its best after it’s been left to pickle for a week.
This Cape Malay curry is made with onions, tomatoes, and spices, and it tastes absolutely fantastic. It tastes beautiful with either rice or mixed vegetables and it’s incredibly comforting too.
This recipe is perfect if you want something delicious that has a homemade vibe. You’ll be pickling the fish in salt, bay leaves, and spices to really get a fantastic taste.
You can serve this curry with rice, mixed vegetables, or even bread to really complete it.
This recipe is perfect for anyone who is looking for a tasty snack to enjoy during the day.
It’s nice and light and only takes a few minutes to have ready! You don’t need many ingredients for this dish either, so it’s perfect for beginners.
Here’s another Cape Malay-style pickled fish recipe you’re going to love. You’ll be using fresh ingredients in this recipe, some of which include turmeric, masala, bay leaves, garlic, and sugar.
This recipe is made in a traditional South African style and it tastes absolutely delicious.
You’ll be using vinegar, onion, and spices, and because you’re using all-natural ingredients, you don’t have to worry about your dish including any added additives or preservatives.
Cape Malay is one of the most popular ways to pickle fish, and there are plenty of different variations for you to try.
This version is made with black pepper, turmeric, masala powder, bay leaves, and coriander. To really enjoy this dish, add some crusty bread when you serve it.
18. Easy Pickle Fish
Pickling fish couldn’t be any easier once you learn how to make this recipe. This recipe will show you exactly how to pickle fish in a way that isn’t complicated and is very straightforward and tasty!
19. Pickled Fish
This pickled fish recipe is extremely easy to prepare and is made using a mixture of salt, sugar, and mustard seed.
If you’d rather have a spicy pickled fish mix, you can replace the mustard with chili flakes instead. If you’ve never tried pickled fish before, this is a great recipe to start off with.
This recipe is inspired by the Indonesian style of pickled fish known as acar ikan (for more interesting fish recipes, check out our guide to Ono fish). You’ll be marinating your fish in turmeric and salt before you top it off with ginger, red chilies, garlic, and sugar.
21. Pickled Fish
This version of pickled fish is made with brown vinegar, water, onions, ginger, and peppercorns and it tastes absolutely amazing.
This particular recipe serves 4 people and will only take you 45 minutes to make, and that includes the prep and cooking time!
If you want a tasty pickled fish dish to make for your family, this is a great choice for you to try.
If you’re looking for a pickled fish recipe that is easy to make and won’t take more than 30 minutes to have ready, then this is the recipe for you!
This recipe is filled with beautiful flavors and made with a combination of vinegar, onions, and curry powder.
23. Pickled Hake
This recipe is inspired by Indian cuisine and you’ll be pickling hake instead of salmon or herring. This is a great dish if you’re after something a bit different from the standard pickled fish recipes out there.
If you really want a dish that has a delicious and comforting homemade vibe, you should definitely give this Cape malay a try.
You’ll be using fresh hake in this dish that will really bring out some delicious flavors when it is ready to be eaten.
25. Pickled Mackerel
There are so many different types of fish you can pickle, and mackerel is another one that tastes absolutely amazing. This recipe will show you exactly how to pickle mackerel in an easy and stress-free way.
This recipe is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy pickled fish in a completely traditional way. It is super easy to make and you only need to set aside 45 minutes of your time to make it!
This particular recipe has been passed down over 4 generations and is great for anyone who is trying pickled fish for the first time. It’s really easy to make and tastes absolutely delicious.
This final recipe is also super easy to make and tastes exactly how pickled fish should. This recipe shows you how to pickle fish over 10 days to get the best results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Can You Keep Pickled Fish?
You can store pickled fish for about 4 to 6 weeks before it goes bad.
Is Pickled Fish Healthy?
In general, pickled fish is very healthy, but certain fish are healthier than others.
Does Pickling Fish Dissolve Bones?
The first step in the curing process of pickling fish actually dissolves the bones, so you don’t need to worry about deboning the fish yourself.
Have a go at making some of these recipes yourself and see which one you enjoy the most!