If you have already tried all the famous puff salads for the festive table, and now in thought, what's new and original to cook for the New Year - try the salad “Gems”.
The dish is gorgeous both in appearance and taste! Elegant and tender, this original salad melts in your mouth. It is worthy of the menu of the best restaurants, and invariably becomes the central dish and the main decoration of the holiday table! You'll see, of all the appetizers, it is the salad that will be tried first - and immediately swept off the plate. And then a line of guests with notebooks will be lined up for you - to recognize the recipe for the salad “Gems”.
Ingredients for festive salad “Gems”
- 3 potatoes boiled in uniform;
- 2-3 hard boiled eggs;
- 100 g of hard cheese;
- 200 g of crab sticks;
- 200 g salted red fish;
- 2 tbsp. l red caviar;
- greens for decoration;
The way of cooking the festive puff salad “Gems”
As can be seen from the set of products, the salad is quite expensive, but there is a little trick that will make the recipe more budget. Instead of red fish - salmon or salmon - take the herring marinated in beet juice. It turns out very similar - that in appearance, that tastes. If this option does not suit you and you want something more festive - you can buy fresh frozen pink salmon and pickle it yourself. It will be much more economical, besides, you will have a fish for the holiday table, not only for the salad, but also for the sandwiches! Prepare products for salad. Boil eggs hard-boiled, boil potatoes in uniform until soft. To make it easier to clean, pour out the hot water in which the products are boiled, and pour the eggs and potatoes with cold water for 5 minutes - the shell and peel can be easily removed.
Another important nuance: hold the crab sticks in the freezer so they freeze to a solid state. Then it will be much easier for you to rub them on a grater.
Pay attention: in order to make the salad beautiful, airy and fluffy, we rub the eggs, cheese and chopsticks not on a separate plate, but directly on top of the salad - then the grated products will not hesitate or stick together when distributed on the dish, but will form a beautiful even layer. Pieces that fall on the edge of the dish, then you can remove the napkin.
Laying out on a large flat dish:
Layer 1 - boiled potatoes, grated on a large grater.
Layer 2 - mayonnaise net.
Layer 3 - eggs, grated on a fine grater.
Layer 4 is a light mayonnaise net (you shouldn't smear mayonnaise with a fork, then the salad will be remembered - cut a small corner of the bag with mayonnaise and draw with thin lines).
Layer 5 - grated cheese.
Layer 6 - again a fine mesh of mayonnaise.
Layer 7 - crab sticks rubbed on a fine grater.
It is not necessary to cover the layer of crab sticks with mayonnaise netting - at this stage we proceed to decorating the salad.
We spread around the center of the salad ring of small pieces of red fish.
And in the center we put a spoonful of red caviar - these are our sparkling “gems”!
The rest of the caviar "scatter" on the salad in a picturesque mess.
At the end of the picture we decorate the salad with leaves and sprigs of greenery. Suitable parsley, arugula, celery.
Festive salad “Gems” is ready! Put it in the fridge for an hour or two, soaked before serving to the table. And on New Year's Eve we surprise our guests with an exquisite and very tasty festive dish!