Herring Salad With Apple and Potatoes (Silke Su Obuoliu Ir Bulve

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 30 mins

Herring is a staple of the Lithuanian cold table. I first tasted this at a holiday party. The hostess rattled off the ingredients and I have been trying to recreate it. The contrast between the sweet-tart apple and the salty fish is quite nice. I like a bit more herring, but this is a nice way to introduce people to an underappreciated fish. I am estimating the servings and time to prepare, and have not included the 24 hour soaking period or chilling time.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place the herring fillets in a bowl, cover with water and refrigerate for 24 hours or so, changing the water two to four times.
  2. Drain the herring. Cut each fillet lengthwise in half, then cut into dice.
  3. Peel and boil the potatoes until done. Let cool and dice.
  4. Hard cook the eggs. Peel and chop.
  5. Finely chop the onion. Place into a small bowl. Cover with boiling water and let stand ten minutes. Drain.
  6. Core and dice the apple.
  7. Place the herring, potatoes, eggs, onion and apple in a large bowl. Add the mayonnaise and mix together. Chill for at least an hour before serving.
  8. Note: If you want this to be a bit more colorful, add 1/2 cup cooked and cooled green peas, 1/2 cup diced, cooked carrot or some other colorful vegetable.