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Heringsschmaus recipe for Ash Wednesday, exciting herring salad for the start of Lent with apple, beetroot, mint horseradish and spring goat.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Fish and Seafood Recipes
Cuisine: German Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 2 Persons
Calories: 399kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 2 pc beetroot boil fresh beetroot!
  • 2 tbs lemon juice or a little white wine vinegar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1-2 pinch brown cane sugar
  • 2 pinch pepper
  • 2 tbs linseed oil
  • 1 tbs oliv oil
  • 3-6 pc matjes fillet
  • 2 pc apple with peel, quartered without core finely cut
  • 1 tbs mint cut finely into strips
  • 1 tsp horseradish freshly torn
  • 4 pc spring onions cut into fine sticks or rings
  • Cook the beetroot in plenty of salted water until soft. I always cook a whole pot full of beetroot and put the rest of the beetroot, which I don't use for the herring feast, in some olive oil.
  • Prepare the side dishes for the herring feast: Prepare boiled potatoes, Rösti or fried potatoes or bread or rolls.
  • Peel the softly cooked beetroot under running water and allow to cool, then cut finely and place two pieces in a large bowl. Marinate beetroot with lemon juice, salt, sugar, pepper, linseed oil and olive oil.
  • Remove the matjes fillet or herring from the packaging, wash under cold running water and soak in cold water for 15 minutes.
  • Prepare apples, halve to taste with or without peel, cut out core and cut into thin slices. I do not peel my apples for the herring salad because the peel adds valuable fibre and vitamins to the salad. Add the apple slices to the prepared beetroot and mix.
  • Cut the mint finely into strips, drain the matjes and cut into bite-sized pieces, mix both ingredients with the apple and beetroot and marinate for 10 minutes.
  • Prepare spring onions and horseradish. Arrange herring feast on plates, decorate with onions and horseradish, add side dishes and serve quickly and enjoy. Enjoy your meal!

6. Calories Herring Feast, the Nutritional Values at a Glance

The nutritional values refer only to the herring salad without side dishes.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 399 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 14g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 572mg25%
Potassium 625mg18%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 19g38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.