Cover the herring with cold water and let stand overnight. Drain. Split, clean, skin, and remove all bones from the fish.
Mix the remaining ingredients and let stand while you cut the herrings in small chunks across the width of the fish. Place in a bowl. Pour the pickling solution over the herring bits.
Chill overnight or longer in refrigerator before serving.
NOTES : This recipe takes less time to prepare than most, though it must chill just as long before it is ready to serve.