special day, we are sharing with you our magic: the very
famous “????” (Herring
under a fur coat)!
“SHOUBA” translates to “HERRING UNDER A FUR COAT” for short. It is a much-loved
Russian meal popular during Theophany. “SHOUBA” is a warm
winter fur coat worn in Russia for hundreds of years. Herring Under a Fur
Coat consists of layered potato, herring, carrots, beets, mayonnaise and
grated egg which makes the dish look like it’s covering the herring by a bright
purple fur coat.
Serves: 6 | Preparation: 1 hour | Cook: 20 minutes
- 2 large
- 3 potatoes
- 3 carrots
- 350g salted
herring fillets, diced
- 1 onion,
mayonnaise, or to taste
- 3 hard
boiled eggs, peeled and grated
- Place unpeeled beetroots in a
saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil. Boil beetroots for 45 to
50 minutes, or until they can be easily pierced with fork. Drain, cover
with cold water from the tap, and let stand 15 minutes to cool.
- Meanwhile, place unpeeled potatoes and
carrots in a separate pan. Bring to the boil. Boil for 20 minutes, or
until softened and the potatoes and carrots can be easily pierced with
fork. Let cool.
- Spread diced herring evenly on the bottom
of a salad dish or mold. Top with the diced onion. Spread mayonnaise on
top in a thin layer.
- Once cool, peel and grate the potatoes,
carrots and beetroot, keeping them separated.
- Layer the potatoes on top of the onion.
Spread with a thin layer of mayonnaise. Top with the grated carrot, then
another layer of mayonnaise. Next add a layer of grated egg, then
mayonnaise. Finally, top with the beetroot and then a final thin layer of
- Cover salad with cling film, then chill in
the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours.