Originally Posted by tennismonkey
i've heard of this stuff. how does it compare to say regular pickled herring or lutefisk or canned mackerel?
Surstromming puts everything but the kitchen sink in stink--whew!
Compared to surstromming and other "aromatics" such as lutefisk and hakari (a Danish 'delicacy' of rotten shark meat), pickled herring and canned mackerel come off smelling like a dozen long-stemmed roses.