Ukrainian Savory Herring Spread

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Olha7397

Use this spread on small slices of rye bread and garnish attractively. Some cooks add a finely grated apple to the mixture for a milder flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and clean the herring, discard the head, and soak in cold water 1 to 2 hours. The herring should retain some saltiness.
  2. Remove the skin and bones. Rinse the fillets and pat dry.
  3. Grind the fillets or chop them very finely.
  4. Press the eggs through a sieve, reserving 1 egg yolk for a garnish.
  5. Combine the chopped herring with the sieved eggs and the remaining ingredients.
  6. Mash to a smooth paste. If the mixture is very soft, chill it before spreading. Garnish with the sieved egg yolk and finely chopped parsley or scallions.

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