How to cook forshmak: the most accurate recipe for a delicious appetizer

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Recipe for forshmak
Forshmak recipe. Source:

Forshmak is a delicious appetizer made from salted herring, which is flavored with green apples and delicate butter. It is important to remove all the bones from the fish and cut the fillet very finely.

How to make forshmak at home

Chef Valentyna Sayenko shared a recipe for a real forshmak made from lightly salted herring with eggs, apples, and cream cheese on Instagram.

Forshmak recipe


  • lightly salted herring – 1 pc.
Lightly salted herring
  • eggs – 1 pc.
Cream cheese
  • onion – 1/2 pc.
  • green apple – 1/4 pc.
Green apples
  • cream cheese – 50 g
  • lemon juice – 10 g
  • soft butter – 50 g
  • black pepper – a pinch

Method of preparation:

1. Peel the herring, remove all the bones, and chop finely.

Herring for the dish

2. Boil an egg and grate it on a fine grater.

Boiled eggs

3. Chop the onion very finely, and grate the peeled apple on a fine grater.

Herring fillet and apple

4. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix.

How to cook delicious forshmak at home

Serve forshmak with croutons!

Ready-made forshmak

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