smoked herring fillet (rega)
TRATA rega comes in tender smoked herring fillet in vegetable oil, which have been cold smoked in a wood-fired oven, with extra attention to the length of the smoking time for a balance of flavour.
Using special wood chips in order to obtain a safe smoked product, highlighting a ripe smell and taste. TRATA herring retains the distinctive, rich flavour of smoked fish with a subtle saltiness.
It is a favorite Greek ouzo delicacy (mezes) which in the 60’s was prepared by people inside their homes by lighting fire with newspapers under the fish.
Herring, with a strong distinctive flavour, is one of the most popular edible fish, when, from a nutritional point of view, constitutes an excellent source of phosphorus and selenium, as well as proteins very important to maintain of our body’s bones good condition.
Its high content of omega 3 fatty acids help increase the “good cholesterol” strengthening the body’s defences against cardiovascular disease.
Besides its high nutritional value, herring is preferred for its unique Mediterranean flavour. Through modern techniques of smoking and under strict quality controls, the tender fillet of herring in vegetable oil gains its ripe oduor and taste.
The TRATA herring preserves the characteristic and rich flavour of smoked fish with a distinctive salinity.
Smoked herring is an excellent delicacy for ouzo and raki and is perfectly combined with winter foods and legumes, that will bring to you and your family memories and feelings from Greece.
Try smoked herring as a side dish to accompany LENTIL SOUP (FAKES) a recipe you can find in our blog (larainecooks.blogspot.com) … a comfort food for the winter.
Before opening: Store in a cool dry place.
Once opened, transfer contents to a non-metallic container, cover, refrigerate and use within 5 days. For best before end date see side of can.