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Dressed herring
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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
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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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  1. ^ a b Iosebashvili, Irakli (9 Oct 2009). "Russia's national cuisine: Catching a herring under a fur coat". "Rossiyskaya Gazeta – via The Telegraph. 
  2. ^ Herring under a fur coat recipe with an apple
  3. ^ Herring under a fur coat recipe without apple
  4. ^ in the U.S.S.R., by Anya von Bremzen in Food&Wine, Published: December 2003
  5. ^ New Year Celebration History (in Russian)
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