Wash herrings, removing head, tail and fins. Soak in cold water to cover for
Combine spices, lemon, bay leaves, peppercorns with water, vinegar and brown
sugar. Bring to boil, set aside to cool.
Slice fish into 1-inch slices. Place in sterilized pickling jar. Add sliced onions
and cooled liquid to jar and cover. Shake to mix contents. Set in refrigerator for
2 to 3 days. Check occasionally to shake and push down onions. Bring up bottom pieces
of fish to get top pieces down into liquid.