My books come from all over, and I relish the joy of collecting them, but much as I love bookshopping, those books that are given to me have a very special place in my heart, especially when they're given to me because a reader who has enjoyed a book of mine wants to share their pleasure in a book they own. Please to the Table, a book of Russian recipes long out of print, was sent to me by Heidi Trilling, David Allport and Anna (their daughter!) in 2003 and I couldn't have been more touched or more grateful. There are so many recipes in this huge compendium of a book so it was hard to choose just one, but here it is, Estonian Cod Salad with Horseradish Sauce.
by Anya von Bremzen and John Welchman (Workman publishing, 1990)
Estonian Cod Salad with Horseradish Sauce: Salat iz Treski's Khrenom
This zesty fish salad makes a lovely luncheon entree. You can also try making it with haddock or halibut. Both the Slavs and the Balts have a weakness for poached fish dressed in a creamy horseradish sauce.
Serves 4 as a light first course.
Posted by Nigella on the 16th May 2012