New Dutch Soused Herring

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At the auction of IJmuiden, the first barrel of New Dutch Soused Herring on Thursday delivered an amount of 69,000 euros. The money was raised by local traders and businesses and goes to two charities. The auction is organized every year by a local restaurant. The first barrel of New Dutch Soused Herring at the auction in Scheveningen, was sold for 66,500 euro on Wednesday.

The money from the auction in IJmuiden goes to Telstar Home IJmuiden a foundation that organizes all kind of sporting events. The other charity is the Fund for the Poor of IJmuiden.

New Dutch Soused Herring may be called so if it contains at least 16 percent fat, and when it is processed in the traditional Dutch way.

Soused Herring is herring soaked in a mild preserving liquid. It can be raw herring in a mild vinegar pickle or the famous Dutch brined herring. As well as vinegar, the marinade might contain cider, wine or tea, sugar, herbs, spices and chopped onion.