Herring salad with red jacket potatoes
K Can anyone still remember "Tina and Tini" by Enid Blyton? My first book in the series was "Tina and Tini and the tracks in the snow" and I was blown away. Somehow it's about coins being stolen from a newly opened museum and being replenished by the girls with clever tricks. Of course, the thief will be convicted and the girls and their buddy will come to fame and glory.
The whole thing is playing at Christmas time. Tina and Tini are in addition to the whole detective job also mad with Christmas preparations busy. Among other things, they take care of the family dinner for the Christmas Eve and until today I have literally the sentence in mind "Tini tried the first herring salad of her life". I was about 10 years old and impressed. At that time, the production of a herring salad seemed like the highest form of cuisine par excellence. This passage in the book was a great fascination for me and I had to read it over and over again. That sounded great! After all, I lived in the 80s, Convenience was fancy and NO ONE in my environment (except my grandmother) would ever have made a herring salad itself - how backward!
Well ... it took only a whopping 26 years - but me I tried the first herring salad of my life. And that's it:
Here's how it works:
For a decent bowl 4 shallots , 1 red onion , 4 pickled cucumbers , 1/2 bunch radish and 2 sweet apples cut into very small cubes. 6 fillets (herbs and nature) also finely diced. Put everything in a bowl and mix with plenty of freshly ground black pepper , 1 cup sour cream and 4 EL yogurt . 1 bunch fresh dill finely cut and stir. Salt is not usually necessary as the fillets are quite salty.
Mix the salad well again, place in the fridge for at least one hour and strain.
With jacket potatoes (red varieties look great), brown bread and butter serve.
He was delicious. Yes. Make herring salad worthwhile itself.
Um, does anyone have the book with Tina and Tini lying around in the attic? I would be VERY happy about that ...