Herring under a Fur Coat
Margaret has sent in this recipe for her favourite cold starter. It is a traditional Russian recipe called Селёдка под шубой , pronounced Selyodka pod shuboy and translated as Herring under a Fur Coat. This one was made by her daughter Katherine who is back in the UK these past few months from St Petersburg.
- 1 large potato
- 1 large carrot
- 3 medium beetroots
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 onion
- 250g herring (we used all of the 380g pot as it had onions and marinade in it)
- Cook the beetroots, potato and carrot in their skins (beetroots in separate saucepan). Leave to cool, peel and grate.
- Boil the eggs. Leave to cool, peel and grate.
- Finely chop or grate the onion. Soak in boiling water for 2 minutes, then drain.
- Chop the herring into small pieces.
- The salad is prepared in a dish in layers as follows: herring, onion (you don’t need much), thinly spread mayo, potato, pinch of salt, thinly spread mayo, carrot, thinly spread mayo, egg, pinch of salt, thinly spread mayo, beetroot, thinly spread mayo.
- You can vary the thickness of the layers as you prefer.
- Cover the dish with cling film and put in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours and better if it is refrigerated overnight.
- Before serving, decorate with dill or grated egg yolks.
- Slice, serve and enjoy!