One of the highlights of our travels to Scandinavia was discovering aquavit, a tasty spirit with a hint of caraway or dill. I was happy to find this cocktail recipe to extend the ways we enjoy this Northern spirit!
From Sunset Magazine, a little twist on the traditional summer favorite. Black pepper, nutmeg, and cloves play up the underlying spicy note of blueberries in this pie. Serve with whipped cream if you like
Added for ZWT #9. Salt codfish, a common Norwegian export, is a popular ingredient throughout Europe. Called baccalà in Italy, bacalao in Spain, and bakaliaros in Greece, it forms the base for numerous succulent baked, roasted, steamed, and fried dishes. Serve them with tartar sauce, cocktail sauce, or garlic mayonnaise. Note that salt cod must be soaked at least overnight before cooking.
Leftover or fresh cooked and mashed potatoes give this bread a soft texture and tangy, almost sourdough taste. The loaf is very good with pot roast or roast beef, meat loaf, grilled sausages, vegetable soups and chowders.
From About.com, this is a classic Swedish recipe. First introduced in 1958, Toast Skagen is now served at many restaurants across the country. It's a recipe that lends itself to experimentation - try adding minced onion or grated horseradish to taste (some recipes even add a dash of chili sauce), or substitute baked potatoes or avocados for the fried toast points.
Tasty and filling...these are nutritional and packed with flavor, you won't miss the calories and fat. Frozen blueberries are fine, just thaw first and fresh cranberries are great around the holidays.
Around the holidays, if I have a partial can of pumpkin I use that instead of the applesauce and it is wonderful!
The most highly regarded mushroom in Sweden is the chanterelle, which is considered a delicacy. In this recipe golden chanterelle mushrooms and ground pork combine to create this deliciously rich pate. From Allrecipies.
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