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Familjens Raddning ("Save the Family" Herring Platter) Recipe

Serves 2


  • 2 fillets of canned matjes or pickled herring, drained
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 eggs, hard-cooked, whites and yolks finely chopped, separately
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled, halved, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup pickled cukes
  • 1/2 cup pickled beets, canned or fresh, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped


1. Arrange the herring fillets side by side on a long chilled platter.
2. With a sharp, heavy knife, make diagonal cuts 1/2" apart through both fillets.
3. Spread the sour cream (or sour cream and mayo combo) in a circle around the herring fillets.
4. On the border of the platter, arrange alternate mounds of chopped egg white, chopped egg yolk, cucumbers, beets and parsley.


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Main Ingredient:Seafood / Fish / Herring
Course:Main Dish
Cuisine:European / Swedish
Preparation Method:Baking

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