Delicious little secrets Holland.

Delicious little secrets Holland.

It is unfairly bypassed the attention of our housewives the Dutch cuisine, which is what the Dutch herring with beetroot was the ancestor of the famous “herring under a fur coat” Russian salad, of course, the recipe has undergone significant changes and additions on the way to the Russian table, but the birthplace of his is considered the Dutch Kingdom, because of the North sea herring in Holland was the food of the poor, and was present on the tables of simple fishermen and farmers, so its image can be seen on the arms of the city of Enkhuizen, which is located very close to Amsterdam and is considered its sea gate.

It’s funny to watch the Dutch, absorbing appetizing fish, because according to ancient tradition, herring should have a special way: taking finger fillet by the tail, dipped it in the dish with chopped fresh onion and then the whole piece entirely opuskayuya in the mouth. Seized by the Dutch herring with rye bread.
Experts say that before this procedure is good to enjoy this Dutch yenever infused with wild berries, or have an opinion, squeezed special beers, but that’s a matter of taste. Besides salted herring, you can taste the famous smoked eel from Hardvyayka or mackerel from Haarlem.


Traditional Dutch dishes are fairly simple to make, hearty and quite diverse.

Salad in old- herring with apples

Quick recipe for a pretty interesting salad on the original Dutch recipe. The unusual combination of herring with apples and sweet salad dressing (dressing).


Dutch salted herring – 4 pieces
1 apple (Granny Smith type)
1 boiled beets
arugula lettuce leaves (for decoration)
mint leaves (for decoration)

Cooking time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Dressing (salad dressing)
5 Art. tablespoons orange juice
4 tbsp. tablespoons olive oil
1 tbsp. spoon of Dijon mustard
1 hour. The finely cutting the mixture of mint and dill leaves

Cooking fast fish pie.


Eggs – 3 pieces
sour cream – 100 grams
fish (any white cod, halibut, haddock, “sea bass” – a sea bass or sea bass) – 350 grams
olive oil – 2 tbsp. spoons
herbs – parsley, dill – 1 tbsp. a spoon
sprigs of rosemary
salt and pepper to taste

Clean the onion, finely cut. In saucepan, warm up the olive oil. Cut the fish into small pieces, I took cod. We spread in a saucepan on the first hot oil chopped onion, then pieces of fish. Fry over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Peppers and salt to taste.

In a separate container, beat 3 eggs with sour cream.

Better whisk whisk until mixture is smooth. Finely chop the herbs and then add it to our egg-sour cream mixture.

After the fish and onions are lightly browned, put them in a bowl with the egg mixture and herbs, mix well.

In the pre-greased with butter form (diameter 16 cm) Put the mixture consisting of fish, onions, herbs and eggs whipped with sour cream.

Bake fish pie in a preheated oven at 200 degrees about 20 minutes.


Wonderful, fast, easy soup that will help you survive the prolonged holidays. Treat your family to traditional Dutch Christmas hot and useful soup Cream of broccoli

Broccoli soup with herb cheese and Christmas bread.


Servings: 4
Cooking time: 25 minutes
broccoli florets – 500 gr.
vegetable broth – 1 liter
olive oil – 1 tbsp
soft herb cheese type Philadelphia – 150 gr.
onion medium – 1 piece
salt and black pepper – to taste
smoked salmon for decoration – 50 g.
smoked or jerked ham – 50 grams.
herbs for decoration – 50 g.

Peel and finely chop the onion. In a skillet heat the olive oil, pour chopped onion, saute in butter until transparent.


For the onions in a saucepan add the broccoli florets, saute with onion a couple of minutes.




To be continued … We will come back and reveal the secrets of little Holland.

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