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Here is what to have on hand the to prepare the Marinade:
1. Start with a medium priced Ruby Red Port.
I think here are some bitter / wormwood-like components in Port. I should try Sweet Red Vermouth sometime. The bitter helps bring balance to the fisheyness of the herring. When you taste a little bitter along the way don't lose faith.
2. A Decent Sugar.. Demera or light brown. White is still good too.
3. Plain Kashering salt (+ its ground just right for rubbing into meats).
4. Fresh White peppercorns, a grinder mill or mortar and pestle to grind it.
5. Fresh ground Mace.
6. Fresh dillweed.
7. Small canning jars, lids, rings.
The mix ratio for the salt and Sugar is 1:2 for every 1 1/2 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper and mace.
Cut up enough herring in your favorite sizes to fill a 6-8 oz wide mouth mason jar.
Chop up some 3- 4 tablespons of dill.
For each I put a couple tablespoons of the dry in a sauce pan. I add a 1/2 cup or so of Port. Then correct salt/ sugar and mace to match your memory. There is no set official receipe for saltyness or sweetness. I find that it is very much both :-) It should be sweet, salty and spicey rich that eating a few pieces should be satisfying.
Gently bring it to a an almost bare simmer then off of the heat. It has a bit more viscosity I'm sure if you taste it now it will reasure you are on the right track.
Pour a bit of the cooled marinade into a jar then begin to pack it with herring pieces, dill and marinade. I never observed a need to weigh down the fish to keep it submerged though I try to approach that. Let the jars marinade for 5 days befor serving.