Dressed herring, the weirdest Russian dish TUTORIAL

Dressed herring, the weirdest Russian dish TUTORIAL


So we’ll make dressed herring, better known as ‘herring under a fur coat’ Along with Olivier and vinaigrette, this is a popular Russian dish for the New Year table But not just for New Year’s The recipe calls for a pretty straightforward list of ingredients Plenty of mayonnaise and salted herring, which results in a rather unusual display You’ll have to boil some potatoes, carrots, and beets and grate them coarsely We slice the herring into long strips and toss them into a bowl That’s neither too deep nor too shallow in order to keep everything from falling apart Cut an onion into fairly thin rings or semi-circles Now all we have to do is layout the first level of mayonnaise It’s hard to do The next layer is made up of potatoes that we very carefully lay on top If you’re really in the mood for mayonnaise, feel free to add mayo after each layer But we’re going to give the mayo a rest, so the next layer after will be carrots Now tamp everything down a little to add the final layers Beets come last. They’re what give this dish its wonderful purple color We’ll mix what’s left of the beets with the mayo to get a more intense purple If you think that the salad still doesn’t have enough cholesterol packed into it You can sprinkle some grated eggs on it Top the eggs off with some herbs to put the final touches You end up with a dish that’s not exactly the healthiest thing you can eat But it looks so good and remains a popular dish on Russian tables to this day

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