most beautiful salad I've ever seen. The first time I saw this was in a little
Cafe on Nevsky Prospekt in St Petersburg. We'd spent the day exploring
the Peterhoff Palace, comparable only to Versaille with its ornamentation
and gilded statuary.
Such things make me hungry. Our Russian guide and friend Olga
recommended a cafe for our arrival back in the city. I ordered
chicken and a slice of what looked like purple cake, while my
friends and travel companions Emma and Mike waited.
The purple cake turned out to be Herring under a fur coat and here's
how you make it.
Par boiled, grated potato
Salted herring fillets
Spread the potato on a plate followed by the herring and spring onion.
Cover this layer in mayonnaise. Add the layers in order of the list above
and photos and cover each time in mayonnaise. Leave over night for the
beetroot juices to run through each layer turning the whole thing purple.
Serve in slices like a cake.