Chopped Herring Pâté
This chopped herring pâté works as a delicious snack and pairs nicely with vodka martinis, old-fashioned, or a cold glass of beer!
The salted herring can be replaced with salted sardines.
It is Jewish in origin, but the secret of making this herring snack has long been perfected by Odesa’s Jewish community, and now it is a part of Ukrainian cuisine!
Finely chop 2 fillets of salted herring
Peel, trim, and dice ½ red onion into very small pieces
Peel 1 apple
Remove the core from the apple
Cut the apple in half. Finely chop half of it and thinly slice the other half for garnishing
Add the herring, red onion and apple to a bowl
Add 2 tbsp of sunflower oil and salt to taste
Mix until completely combined. Add 2 tbsp of fresh currants and mix
Plate a slice of dark rye bread on a serving dish. Top with a quarter of the mix. Garnish with apple slices to taste. The chopped herring pâté is ready
Enjoy anytime of day!
Yield 4 portions
Salted Herring2 fillets
Dark Rye Bread4 slices
Sunflower Oil2 tbsp