Dressed herring

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Dressed herring
Selidi pod shuboi.jpg
Alternative names Herring under a fur coat
Type Salad
Place of origin Russia[1]
Associated national cuisine Belarusian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian, Ukrainian
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: Селёдка под шубой, tr. selyodka pod shuboy or just Russian: Шуба, tr. shuba) is a layered salad composed of diced pickled 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[2] while some do not.[3]

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 popular in Russia,[1] Ukraine (Ukrainian: Оселедець під шубою, translit. oceledets pid shuboyu), Belarus (Belarusian: Селядзец пад футрам, translit. selyadets pad futram) and other countries of the former USSR (Lithuanian: Silkė pataluose, Latvian: Siļķe kažokā, Polish: Śledź pod pierzynką).[4] It is one of the traditional dishes served as zakuski at New Year (Novy God) and Christmas celebrations.[5]

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