Ingredients for Stuffed Pickles
- Lightly salted herring fillet 3-4 pieces
- Canned green peas 1 small can
- Pickled cucumbers (large) optional
- Leek 1 piece (including for decoration)
- Sour apple 1 piece (small)
- Dressing mayonnaise
- Salt to taste
- Ground black pepper to taste
- Peppercorns (red and black) for decoration
- Fresh greens for decoration
- Main ingredients: Herring, Peas, Cucumber, Apple
- Portion 5-6
Kitchen knife, cutting board, tablespoon, teaspoon, flat dish, fruit peeling knife, can opener.
Cooking Stuffed Pickles:
Step 1: prepare the cucumbers.
First, pick out the pickles, drain the brine from them and cut each into two or three parts, depending on the size of the pickles.
Scrub the middle of the cucumbers from the seeds so that you get cups with a bottom.
Step 2: prepare the filling.
Soak the herring fillet for several minutes in cold water, then dry with paper towels and cut into small cubes.
Drain the water from the peas, mix it with pieces of herring.
Peel the leek, rinse, immediately divide it. Cut 3/4 onions into small pieces, put the rest aside, all this will go to decorations.
Rinse the apple, peel the skin, seeds and remove the twig. Cut the apple pulp into small cubes.
Put all prepared ingredients in a plate, add salt, ground pepper, season with mayonnaise and mix thoroughly. Remove the salad for a while in the refrigerator, let it cool while you are preparing the decoration.
Step 3: prepare the leek.
From the leek feathers cut the horns, two for each half of the cucumber, respectively. Also do not forget about the Christmas trees, we will place them on a plate around the deer.
Step 4: we stuff cucumbers.
Remove the salad from the refrigerator and, using a teaspoon, fill them with halves of pickles. Tamp the filling well, let it lie downhill, but dense.
Step 5: decorate the stuffed pickles.
Arrange the stuffed pickles on a plate and decorate each one to turn them into deer. Insert onion horns, pea and black pepper eyes, and nose out of red pepper. Spread greens of curly parsley or dill around, pile snowdrifts from mayonnaise and insert onion "Christmas trees" into them.
Put the appetizer in the refrigerator and keep it there until the time comes to serve the stuffed pickles to the table.
Step 6: Serve Stuffed Pickles.
Serve the stuffed pickles chilled. They look very impressive and festive. Put them all on one plate, collecting in a "herd" or present to each guest separately. Stuffed pickles are a great appetizer for any celebration, and even more so for the New Year!
Enjoy your meal!
- If you simply make a salad of all the ingredients listed, cut everything into small pieces and mix with mayonnaise, it will also turn out tasty, but not at all so interesting.
- At will and taste, you can add one or a couple of boiled chicken eggs to the cucumber filling.