How to marinate raw fish- Nordic /northern European way (Finnish)- Graavimarinoitua kuha

Please check the picture guide at the end of the article

What you need

1. Fish fila, preferably of [kuha (Finnish) or Zander (German), pike perch (English)], Sarkiiahven (Finnish) or Siika kuha (Finnish)/ whitefish (English)

2. Honey

3. Olive oil (or vegetable oil)

4. Citrone - 2

5. Onion - 2 (preferably red onion)

6. dill (Swedish)

7. Enbar -katajan marja (Swedish) / Juniper (juniper)

8. Salt

9. Peppers

10. A bowl to keep the fish

11. cutting plate

12. knife

13. spice grinder

How to prepare

1. Take two fish filas and remove the part containing spikes

2. Make filas into very small pieces

3. Add 2 tea spoons of honey

4. Add also 2 deci liters of oil

5. Add juice from 2 citrones

6. Cut the onion into small pieces as in and add to the fish

7. Spread dill on the top

8. take 5-6 pieces of Enbär and crush in the spice grinder and add them to the fish

9. Add 2 tea spoon salt (need to add more later, if needed)

10. Mix the fish and the other ingrediants together as in figure

11. Keep them in the fridge for 2 days

Marinated fish is now ready to be served with the main dish.


You need a proper vessel to keep fish
You need a proper vessel to keep fish
a sharp knife
a sharp knife
fish fila
fish fila
You need to remove the part containing the spikes
You need to remove the part containing the spikes
make very small pieces of fish
make very small pieces of fish
you need oil
you need oil
add honey and oil
add honey and oil
u also need to add citron.
u also need to add citron.
u need salt
u need salt
onion
onion
dill
dill
mix them all together and keep in the refrigerator for 2 days
mix them all together and keep in the refrigerator for 2 days
how to prepare marinated fish (in FINNISH)
how to prepare marinated fish (in FINNISH)

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rjsadowski 4 years ago

Interesting recipe and very helpful pictures. I don't have a lot of Finnish recipes. Please keep them coming.


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Cat R 4 years ago from North Carolina, U.S.

I remember eating that and it was so good! I have a lot of great memories of Finland.

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