“Shuba” – Russian “Herring Under Fur” Coat Salad

This recipe reveals my Russian roots. The major ingredients in the salad are herring,  vegetables roots and dressing. I make it only on special occasions, and today it is for the new 2017 year. Even though the salad looks quite simple, there is a lot of preparation behind it :).

The salad is made by layers of vegetables covering the herring.  More layers contribute to testier salad.  There are so many versions of this salad and here is my way:

Preparation time: ~40 minutes, cook time: ~60 minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Potatoes – 2 lb.
  • Beets – 2 lb.
  • Carrots – 2 lb.
  • Herring Fillets – 1 lb.
  • Mayonnaise – 200 ml

INSTRUCTIONS:

Cook potatoes, carrots and beets unpeeled till soft and not too much. Cool in the fridge for at least an hour. Peel and shred individually into separate bowls.  Chop the herring to a bowl.  In a transparent bowl, layer the ingredients in two levels:

first level: potatoes < herring < carrots < beets < mayonnaise

second level: potatoes < herring < carrots < beets < mayonnaise

Enjoy and Happy New Year!!!

5 thoughts on ““Shuba” – Russian “Herring Under Fur” Coat Salad

    1. Kim, you surprised me with the herring :)…It is like a salty fish, the texture of a white fish just a bit with salt and vinegar. Also the combination of herring and cooked potatoes is a “must” in Russian kitchen 🙂

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