1 l b herring filets Matties
1 large sweet onion
3 tbsp mustard
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp olive oil
5 tbsp water
Cut herring fillets into strips, and place on an oval herring dish.
Peel onion, and cut into half-rings.
Cover the herring with onions.
Stir mustard with sugar until the sugar dissolves.
Blend this with olive oil until an even consistency.
Add warm water, and continue to blend until an even consistency.
Try adding oil or mustard if you like.
Pour the mustard sauce over the onions.
Let sit for about 15-20 minutes.
Serve with hot boiled potatoes in a separate bowl, with rye bread.
This dish is extremely popular for the holidays.
By the way, this is Tatiana Tolstoy’s recipe; you might have heard of her grandfather Alexey Tolstoy.