Danish "Sillsallet" (Herring Salad)

"Traditional part of a Danish smorgasbord. Always part of Christmas buffet. Lovely color and great taste (if you like pickled herring)"
 
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Ready In:
30mins
Ingredients:
6
Serves:
4-6
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ingredients

  • 1 (1 lb) jar pickled, sliced beet (reserve liquid)
  • 34 cup marinated wine flavored herring tidbits (about a 6 to 8 oz jar or tin)
  • 1 medium tart apple
  • 12 lb potato, peeled and boiled & cooled
  • 12 cup finely chopped dill pickle
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
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directions

  • Chop the herring, potatoe, beets and apple into 1/4" pieces.
  • Mix together.
  • Blend in the dill pickle, onion and add a bit of the reserved beet liquid.
  • The salad should have a firm consistency.
  • Put the ingredients into a bowl, pack down well, cover and refrigerate at least over night or up to 2 days.
  • Serve with Danish rye bread and hard boiled eggs as part of a smorgasbord.

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Reviews

  1. Bibelot
    I love this recipe. It is so nutritious, particularly for older people, as beetroot is now known to help dementia and brain function, not to mention the herring. I use fresh beetroot. Always a winner.
     
  2. Ivy Food Sleuth
    Delicious! I made it with preroasted baby beets from Trader Joe's. And used red onion.
     
  3. Norma M.
    I made this for my progressive dinner group as an appetizer. The presentation was very colorful and I had raves throughout from the group. I could not find the marinated herring so I opted for smoked herring; drained the oil and covered the fish with red wine and allowed it to marinate overnight. I doubled the recipe and used 5-6 small potatoes. I also added sea salt and white pepper to taste.
     
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