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Selyodka pod shuboi

A traditional Russian/Ukranian dish - literally meaning 'Herring in a fur coat'.

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Key Features

  • Suitable for Vegetarians


For 4 people:

- 2 salted herrings, boned (or the equivalent in roll-mop herrings)

- 1 big cooked beetroot, peeled and grated

- 2 big cooked carrots, grated

- 2 big cooked potatoes, cut into small cubes

- 2 bramley or 3 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and grated

- salt & pepper

- mayonnaise


1. Cut the fish into bite-size pieces, and arrange these in the bottom of a long oval dish.

2. Season the vegetables being light with the salt and heavy with the pepper.

3. Cover the fish with a layer of grated beetroot, then a layer of grated carrot, then with a layer of carrot, then a layer of potato, and finally with a layer of grated apple - using only half the available fruit and vegetables.

4. Repeat this layering until all the ingredients have been used up.

5. Cover with well-seasoned mayonnaise.

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