Ingredients for forshmak

The Forshmak Recipe

Forshmak, or herring paste, is a traditional snack of the Jewish cuisine. The best, tastiest forshmak can be made by Jewish grandma solely, for every one of them knows a special secret ingredient. Our forshmak has secret ingredients as well – it is made with olives and Philadelphia cheese which provide special notes in its taste.

Ingredients for Forshmak

  • 1 soft-salted herring
  • a half of a sour apple
  • 1 bulb onion
  • a piece of bread
  • 10 olives
  • 0.14 lb butter
  • 2 tablespoonfuls Philadelphia cheese
  • 1 egg
  • Ingredients for forshmak

    Ingredients for forshmak

Recipe for Forshmak

  1. Separate herring fillet from skin and bones.
  2. Boil an egg until hard.
  3. Soak a piece of bread in milk and squeeze it.
  4. Put the herring fillet, olives without stones, onion, an apple, the egg and the bread in a blender or through a meat grinder.
  5. After that add butter and Philadelphia cheese. Mix the paste carefully and put away in the refrigerator for an hour.
  6. Forshmak is customarily served on a long dish shaped like a fish. Alternatively it can be served on fresh crisp toasts.
  7. Forshmak