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The Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler, the Board of Directors and the office team wish you and your families a Happy Theophany!

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07th January 2018

For that
special day, we are sharing with you our magic: the very
famous “
????” (Herring
under a fur coat)!


“SHOUBAtranslates 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,
  • 200g
    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.


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