Most housewives make the same mistake when preparing this salad. How to properly lay out layers of herring salad under a fur coat – find out on UNIAN.
Herring with vodka – what could be tastier during a festive feast? Herring under a fur coat (a classic recipe) is a hearty and incredibly tasty salad that pleases the eye, heart and discerning stomach of more than one generation of our people. A fur coat with red fish is already an exquisite variation of the usual salad.
But when preparing this salad, most housewives make the same mistake from year to year – incorrectly laying out the layers on the salad dish. How to properly lay out layers of Herring salad under a fur coat, so that they complement each other and help to better reveal all shades of taste – read on UNIAN.
How to properly lay out layers of herring salad under a fur coat
The classic version provides that the first layer is boiled potatoes – and already put the herring on it. But we offer you a variant of the order of layers, which gives a fresh, slightly pickled, slightly sweetish taste to the salad:
- beets – they go first,
- onion on top – in combination with beets, they give the salad a spicy-sweet delicacy,
- then the herring, which will give its juice to onions and beets – and at the same time slightly marinate under the top layers;
- to reduce the “degree of salt” – put potatoes on top of the fish,
- repeat the onion layer,
- then peas,
- followed by carrots,
- “loop back” the layers with the second layer of beets.
The salad is decorated with a net of mayonnaise at the very end. For extra piquancy, you can mix mayonnaise with a little mustard.
How long is the Shuba salad soaked
A couple of hours is enough, but to be sure, you should leave it in a cool place (in the refrigerator or take it out on the balcony) for 3 hours.
Which herring is better to buy for a fur coat
When choosing fish for salad, be guided by:
- the size: the fish must be large;
- carcass integrity: it must be undamaged;
- tail: it should not be shriveled (otherwise this herring is too salty);
- fat content: for salad, it is worth picking up fatty specimens.
You can also try to press the gills: if a light liquid has come out, it means that you have a herring of the required degree of salting in front of you.
What can be put instead of herring under a fur coat
It is the herring that is responsible for the classic taste of Shuba. But if there is a need to replace the fish, then, in principle, you can take any other salted or smoked fish:
- lightly salted salmon,
Experienced culinary experts also recommend considering canned fish as a substitute for salted herring (just choose fatter fish varieties, and be sure to choose fish in oil, not tomato). When preparing a salad, the oil itself from canned food should be drained in advance.