Arenque con Huevo (Herrings and Egg) Recipe

Arenque con Huevo (Herrings and Egg) Recipe: An example of how exotic foods ended up in Dominican cuisine, a dish with reputed aphrodisiac properties.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Dominican
Keyword arenque, easy, light
Prep Time 6 hours
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 237kcal
Author Clara Gonzalez


  • 1 lb [0.48 kg] of salted , smoked herrings
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 small red onion , cut into strips
  • 1 bell pepper , cut into strips
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt (or more, to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper (or more, to taste)


  • Soak the herrings in a gallon of water overnight. Discard the water, and rinse the herring a couple of times.
  • Boil the herrings over medium heat in 2 qt [2 lt] of water till cooked through (about 15 minutes). Remove the herring from the water. Discard water.
  • Flake the herrings, reserve.
  • In a pan heat the oil over low heat. Add the onion and cook and stir until they become translucent. Add the bell pepper and herring and cook until the bell pepper is cooked through. Add the eggs, cook and and stir until eggs are set.
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with boiled yuca (cassava)


Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 209mg | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 930IU | Vitamin C: 27.2mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1.7mg