Herring Salad

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    Appears in
    Amber & Rye: A Baltic food journey

    By Zuza Zak

    Published 2021

    • About

    Venturing into the Estonian countryside from Tallinn, I was anticipating a fairly uneventful time, but the first place I visited was a village gallery housed in a farmhouse, complete with chickens and sheep. There, in the final rays of the setting sun, a young girl and her mother singing local folk music brought me to tears, and I ate herring salad on dark rye, washed down with blackberry wine. Here’s my version, to be eaten with rye bread or fried potatoes. By far the best herring to use f