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Herring with Beetroot      CD HD  German 45mins plus chilling



Serves 4    Cold  Fish  Vegetables  Herbs    Hors d'oeuvre  Starter  Appetizer   Germany  Europe


1 large Potato, peeled and quartered
2 large Carrots
3 large Herring Fillets
1 tbsp Freshly chopped Dill

1 Small Onion, finely chopped

2 large hard boiled Eggs, finely chopped

8 Cooked Beetroot
4 tbsp Mayonnaise-type Salad Dressing
Black Pepper
Dill To Garnish
Lemon Wedges 

Brown Bread


1. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with water, bring to the boil then cook for 15-20 minutes until just tender.


2. Meanwhile, cook carrots in salted water for 15 minutes until just tender.

3. Drain the cooked potatoes and carrots and allow to cool.


4. Grate or finely chop the cooled potato, place in a layer on serving platter and press down gently.


5. Chop the herring fillets and place in a layer on top of the potatoes but slightly smaller to start building mountain 


6. Sprinkle with the chopped dill.

7. Continue building the mountain with a layer of onion, then eggs then grated carrots, in that order, pressing each layer down gently. 


8. Finally, grate the beetroots and use to cover the whole mountain to form a red coat.

9. Spoon the mayonnaise dressing over top, cover loosely and refrigerate for  4-8 hours. The mayonnaise will go pink.

10. To serve - Season with black pepper, garnish with dill and lemon wedges and serve with brown bread.




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