Dressed herring

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Dressed herring
Selidi pod shuboi.jpg
Alternative names Herring under a fur coat, fur coat
Type Salad
Main ingredients Herring, vegetables (potatoes, carrots, beet roots), onions, mayonnaise
Cookbook: Dressed herring  Media: Dressed herring

Dressed herring, colloquially known as herring under a fur coat (Russian: сельдь под шубой, tr. seld' pod shuboi) or just fur coat (Russian: шуба, tr. shuba) is a layered salad composed of diced salted herring covered with layers of grated boiled vegetables (potatoes, carrots, beet roots), chopped onions, and mayonnaise. Some variations of this dish include a layer of fresh grated apple[1] while some do not.[2]

Grated boiled beet root covered with mayonnaise as a final layer gives the salad a rich purple color. Dressed herring salad is often decorated with grated boiled eggs (whites, yolks, or both).

Dressed herring salad is very popular in Russia, Ukraine (Ukrainian: Оселедець під шубою), Belarus (Belarusian: Селядзец пад футрам) and other countries of the former USSR (Lithuanian: Silkė pataluose, Latvian: Siļķe kažokā).[3] It is one of the traditional dishes served as zakuski at New Year and Christmas celebrations.[4]

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