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Ukranian Mackerel Layered Salad

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“A Ukrainian friend made this for a party and it was so different, both to look at and to eat that I had to get the recipe off her. Great make ahead recipe and looks good on presentation! It is a bit messy to prepare, but if you like these types of food, it's a winner.”

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  1. Put the carrots, potatoes and beetroot in water and bring to boil (use already cooked beetroot to cut cooking time) cook until done but not mushy.
  2. Peel the carrots, potatoes and beetroot once cooked (this helps to preserve nutrients as well as stop the veggies getting too mushy).
  3. Take the skin off the mackerel and flake the flesh into the bottom of a 8" glass bowl to form a thin layer.
  4. Sprinkle the chopped onion on top of the mackerel to form another thin layer.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil.
  6. Grate the cooked carrot on top to form a layer, drizzle with some more oil.
  7. Grate beetroot on top of carrot and spread with thin layer of mayonnaise.
  8. Grate potato on top of beetroot and spread with thin layer of mayonnaise.
  9. Start again with mackerel, onion, carrot, beetroot and potato until you get to the top of the bowl.
  10. Slice the egg in an egg slicer or crumble on top of the top layer of potato and sprinkle with black or white pepper.

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