Odessa forshmak



Odessa forshmak

🍳 15 min

🔥 1542 cal

✍️ by Taisiia Dobrozorova


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Odessa forshmak

67 g


57 g


116 g



A classic of Odessa cuisine - herring pate with apples and onions ... in other words - forshmak! Forshmak is a national dish of Jewish cuisine. Diverse, very healthy for the body, when cooked correctly, it is insanely tasty and in cooking it is used as an aperitif, snack, luxurious sandwiches, fritters, and so on and so forth.

Essential ingredients

  • Herring fillet

    300 g (1 pieces)

  • Apple

    120 g (1 pieces)

  • Onions

    60 g (½ pieces)

  • Breadcrumbs

    50 g (½ tsp)

  • Milk

    50 g (1 cup)

  • Butter 82.5%

    70 g (1 tsp)

  • Apple vinegar

    20 g (1 tsp)

Ingredients to taste

Salt, Black pepper

How to make

  • 1

    Soak the bread crumb in milk.

  • 2

    Chop the herring filet.

  • 3

    Cut the peeled apple and onion into cubes and combine in a blender with butter, vinegar, bread crumb squeezed from milk and beat until smooth.

  • 4

    Combine the resulting mixture with herring, salt and pepper. Seal tightly and refrigerate for 2 hours.

  • 5

    Serve mincemeat chilled. Enjoy your meal!

Weight Loss Tips

  • Forshmak contains many minerals: iodine, iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, selenium, sodium, zinc, phosphorus, chlorine and vitamins: A, group B, C, E, D.

  • Omega-3 fatty acids in herring can prevent oncological diseases, are necessary for the heart and positively affect the mental state. A small amount of the product will relieve the feeling of hunger and cheer you up!

  • Soft forshmak can be spread on small pieces of toast or baguette, garnished with herbs and served at the festive table. It can be a filling for tartlets or unsweetened profiteroles. And of course, the appetizer is perfect for boiled potatoes.

Additional Information

  • Cooking Method


  • Recipe category

    Snacks, Side dish, Mediterranean, Fish, Seafood, Appetizer

  • Recipe cuisine


  • Tools

    Knife, Blender, Bowl

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