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A classic Russian winter recipe, popular especially during New Year celebrations. A layered salad with beets, potatoes, carrots, eggs, herring and lots of mayonnaise! It's like a crazy dressed herring potato salad! - Herring Under a Fur Coat
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Herring Under a Fur Coat (Селёдка под шубой) + Video

A classic Russian winter recipe, popular especially during New Year celebrations. A layered salad with beets, potatoes, carrots, eggs, herring and lots of mayonnaise! It's like a crazy dressed herring potato salad! - Herring Under a Fur Coat (Селёдка под шубой)
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine Russian
Keyword Dressed Herring, Herring Under a Fur Coat
Servings 8 people

Ingredients

  • Herring fillets in oil 3-4 fillets about 400g
  • 3 large beets peeled
  • 3 large potatoes peeled
  • 1 ½ cups mayonnaise
  • 2 large carrots peeled
  • ½ white onion chopped (use less onion if you prefer)
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • dill to garnish optional

Instructions

  • In a saucepan, boil the peeled potatoes and carrots for about 20 minutes, or until they are soft. Allow to cool and set aside.
  • In a separate saucepan, boil the peeled beets for about 45 minutes until they are soft. The time will depend on the size of the beets. Allow to cool and set aside.
  • Cook the eggs until they are hard boiled, for about 10 minutes. Allow to cool, peel, and set aside.
  • Slice the herring fillets into small bite size pieces (cubed or diced). Set aside.
  • Finely dice the white onion. Set aside. If you are using yellow onions which have a sharp bite, put them in boiling water for 2 minutes then strain before using. This will reduce the bite of the yellow onions.
  • On a serving platter, springform pan or glass deep dish, start to layer your ingredients.
  • Grate 1 peeled potato over the dish and evenly spread across the entire base.
  • Add the finely chopped onion, spread evenly over the grated potato. Put the chopped herring evenly over the onions.
  • Add a few tablespoons of mayonnaise, using the back of the spoon to thinly spread across the dish, pressing into the herring.
  • Grate the remaining potatoes over the mayonnaise mixture and evenly layer across the dish. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Grate the carrots over the potatoes and lightly cover with another layer of mayonnaise.
  • Finally, grate the beets evenly spread over the carrot mayo layer, and cover with the remaining mayonnaise.
  • Grate the eggs over the entire Shuba salad. Keep refrigerated until you are ready to serve. Best prepared the day before serving, but allow at least 3 hours in the fridge so the entire salad has had time to chill.
  • Garnish with chopped dill before serving.

Video

Notes

Here is the easy order of layers - Potato, Herring, Onion, Mayo, Potato, Salt and Pepper, Mayo, Carrots, Beets, Mayo, Eggs.