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Layered Beet salad with Herring - Shuba
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Resting Time
1 hr
Total Time
2 hrs
 

Shuba is a Layered Beet salad with Herring that gets its unique name from beets, potatoes, carrots and scallions that cover the diced herring like a fluffy coat.

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword: beet salad, shuba salad
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 245 kcal
Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Ingredients
  • 3 medium potatoes boiled with skin on, peeled and grated
  • 2 medium carrot boiled with skin on
  • 2 large beet boiled with skin on, peeled and grated
  • 6 eggs hardboiled
  • 3 scallions chopped
  • 1.5 cup herring fillets diced (skin, bones removed)
  • 3 Tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
Instructions
How to Make Layered Beet salad with Herring - Shuba
  1. Cook 3 potatoes and 2 carrots together, with skin on by covering it with water in a pot and cooking until soft, about 20 minutes.

  2. Cook 2 beets by covering with water in a pot and cooking for about 1.5 hours, or until easily pierced with a toothpick.

  3. Once the vegetables are cool, refrigerate them until completely cold.
  4. Place 6 eggs into a small pot and cover with water. Cook over medium heat for 6 minutes after the water comes to a boil. Remove from heat, drain water and add cold water to the pot to cool off the eggs. Peel the eggs. Separate egg whites from egg yolk. Grate the egg whites into a bowl.

  5. Peel and then grate the vegetables, placing each kind into a different dish.
  6. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper to taste, then drizzle about 1 Tbsp of oil and lightly stir to combine.

  7. Now season carrots and add about 1 tsp of oil and stir to combine.

  8. If you have particularly juicy beets, place them over a sieve and press to remove the juice (discard the juice). OR press a paper towel against grated beets to remove all extra moisture. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then drizzle with 1 Tbsp of oil and stir to combine.

  9. Chop 3 scallions.

Assemble Layered Beet salad with Herring - Shuba
  1. Layer the potatoes out onto the serving dish, or divide between small jars. Spread a thin layer of mayo on top.
  2. Add carrots and spread around evenly. Again, spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on top.
  3. Sprinkle with scallions.
  4. Follow by cup chopped herring, spreading it around evenly.

  5. Next, sprinkle the grated egg whites.

  6. And lastly cover the whole salad with the beets.  

  7. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on top of the beets.

  8. Refrigerate until ready to serve, about 6 hours.

  9. Once ready to serve, grate the reserved egg yolk on a fine grater on top of the salad (optional)

Nutrition Facts
Layered Beet salad with Herring - Shuba
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 394mg17%
Potassium 492mg14%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 2255IU45%
Vitamin C 9.7mg12%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.