schmaltz herring


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schmaltz herring

n.
Mature, fatty herring that have been preserved in brine.

[Partial translation of Yiddish shmaltshering : shmalts, animal fat; see schmaltz + hering, herring (from Middle High German herinc, from Old High German hārinc; akin to Old English hǣring).]
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"A few deli cases, but mostly pre-packaged." So, he set out to create his own, buying 10 pounds of filets from the local fishmonger and using his background in chemistry to experiment until he came up with a schmaltz herring recipe, made with onions in an oil-based marinade, that was close to what he'd enjoyed in New York.