How to make a salad under a fur coat
Everyone knows how to make a salad under a fur coat, butfew people are familiar with the history of its occurrence. Undoubtedly this dish is popular in all countries of the former Soviet Union and is one of the most favorite, festive and winter salads, which is usually served on the New Year's family holiday. But all our knowledge of how to make a salad under a fur coat, we oblige merchant Anastas Bogomilov, who on the eve of 1918 ordered his cook to create a new and at the same time inexpensive snack. This idea arose due to the fact that during the revolutions in all drinking establishments, drunken fights between the proletarians were tied, but with the help of a good and hearty snack, according to Bogomilov, it was possible to calm down those brawlers. Thus, a salad called SHUBA was invented, this is the so-called abbreviation, which means - to Chauvinism and Decadence - Boycott and Anathema. After a short time this dish was liked by many and it was used on all tables as a nutritious snack.
How to make a fur coat salad? Its main ingredients are crushed vegetables, which are adjusted on the fillet of herring layers and separated from each other by mayonnaise. It should be noted that there is no single recipe for how to make a herring under a fur coat. Each family has its own variant of cooking, embodying a variety of ideas in a combination of vegetables and a variety of products. Someone adds cheese, eggs, apples and mushrooms, and someone strictly adheres to the original recipe. Of course, over time, many secrets have been invented, with which this salad could soak up, be lush and taste pleasant. So, for example, if the guests are already on the way, and the fur coat is not ready yet, you can mix the prepared vegetables with mayonnaise, and then spread them separately in layers, thanks to this you do not have to wait until the salad becomes impregnated. Also, in order for the coat to have a beautiful shape in mayonnaise, you can add gelatin, and if you do not want to have a long aftertaste of onions in your mouth, it must be soaked for 15 minutes in a marinade cooked from water, vinegar and sugar. The proportion is 6 tablespoons of water, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, a teaspoon of sugar and a pinch of salt. In order to give a fresh flavor to this dish, you can add a cucumber or apple to it, and spice up the onion with a teaspoon of mustard and vegetable oil, and add a pinch of salt and a little pepper.
Before making a salad under a fur coat, you need totake seriously the choice of low-salted herring, so the least you should be interested in price, most importantly, how it looks, and in what water floats on store shelves. The main rule is that the brine should be transparent, because only in this can be fresh fish. It is best to ask the seller the date when herring was salted, by the way, it should not exceed 12 days. After that, pay attention to the color of the fish itself, it should be a gray-blue color and not have yellow spots that say that she spent a lot of time in the brine and she absolutely can not be bought. It is recommended to buy whole herring without a steamed belly, the weight of which should be at least half a kilogram, then it will be very juicy, fat and tasty. By the way, when buying pay attention to the back of the fish, it should be thicker than the belly, because it is a sign that it is 100 percent fat.
So, how to make a salad under a fur coat, that he wastasty and excellent, observing the classic recipe. To do this, you must first boil two potatoes, two carrots, one sweet beet in salted water. After that, let the vegetables cool down. Then we clean them from the peel and rub it on a fine grater, thanks to this the salad turns out to be quite fluffy and light. Then cut one head of onions and soak it for 10-15 minutes in vinegar with water, sugar and salt. Next, we clean the herring, free it from the bones, cut into small cubes and stack it all over the plate. We lay out pickled onions, grease everything with light mayonnaise, then cover the layer of potatoes, carrots and beets and do not forget to grease all layers with mayonnaise, so that they soaked well. Then you can show your imagination and decorate it with green onions, eggs, mayonnaise, cucumbers, tomatoes in the form of various drawings, ornaments, flowers and animals. After that, the salad should be put in the refrigerator for at least an hour, so that it is infused.