28/11/2012

Baltic Salad

Just a quick starter ...

Pickled herring, caviar, tomato, radish, gherkin, dill and leftover celeriac purée. That's about it!

I was pleased to find that celeriac purée goes so well with caviar. It's just missing an egg ... which I boiled and then forgot about, damn it!

4 comments :

  1. Looks good! I love pickled herring (actually most pickled stuff).Any recommendations for caviar?

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    1. We've got an awesome Russian shop in Bradford which seems to have impossibly cheap real caviar. This black stuff is from cod, I think - it's John West :)

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  2. Interesting :) why is it called Baltic salad?

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    1. ... because it is a little salad made up of ingredients and flavours you'll find around the Baltic from Sweden to Russia to Estonia to Poland to Denmark.

      Pickled fish, pickled gherkins, radishes, roots and dill are pretty much the archetypal ingredients in Baltic cuisine.

      Any combination of that lot, with some schnapps or vodka and you have a lovely meal.

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