How to Make a Marinated Salmon A delicious and easy to make Salmon Dinner

Quick, easy and perfect. This salmon dinner recipe is one of our favorites.  If you are short on time this is a perfect dinner to make.  You can marinate the salmon to give a rich flavor earlier in the day.  Then when you are ready to make the dinner pop the salmon in the oven and whip up the sides.  A delicious salmon dinner to make year round. 



Ingredients:

  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1-2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • juice and lemon zest of 1/2 lemon
  • salt and ground pepper
  • 1 onion sliced and chopped
  • chopped parsley, chives, rosemary, thyme
  • baked potato served with butter
  • peas or other vegetable on the side

 Kitchen Utensils:

  • oven proof dish
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • 1 small bowl

Instruction:

  1. Thoroughly rinse the salmon in cold water and pat dry.
  2. Mix honey, mustard, oil, lemon zest and juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Place the salmon fillets and the chopped onions in an ovenproof dish. Pour the marinade over the fish and leave it for 30 min.
  4. Heat the oven to 400F and roast the fish and onions for approx. 12-15 min (or till fish is flaky). To test the salmon poke a fork at the thickest part of the salmon and the fish should flake. If not, steam the fish for 1 or 2 more minutes.
  5. Transfer the salmon to a plate. Serve with the baked potato on the side with butter and chopped herbs and another vegetable on the side.

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SMØRBRØD Two different types of Norwegian Smoked Salmon Open Sandwiches

An important Scandinavian contribution to modern international cuisine is the smoked salmon.  The Norwegian smoked salmon dishes developed into a variety of dishesTypically the smoked salmon is  served with scrambled eggs, dill, sandwiches or mustard sauce. A long tradition in Norway is the open-face sandwich with smoked salmon.


In this blog posting we are making two different types of Norwegian Smoked Salmon Open SandwichesOne of the main element of both open face sandwich is that the ingredients should be fresh.  Both are very easy and quick to make for either, lunch, dinner or a larger SMØRBRØ.  You can even cut the sandwiches into smaller appetizers.  The smoked salmon sandwiches are great to cut into small appetizers. These appetizers are great for entertaining and your guests will enjoy the tasty smoke salmon. We have included our YouTube video to see how both sandwich are made too.

First Open Face Sandwich is the Smoke Salmon & Egg Sandwich


Ingredients:
The ingredients should complement one another with respect both to taste and appearance.
* 1 slice of Italian or French white bread
* European style butter
* 1 smoke salmon fillet
* slices of hard boiled egg
* sprinkle capers
* snippings of dill
* slices of tomato is optional

Instructions:

Spread the butter across either an Italian or French bread. The butter or spread helps keep the bread from drying out and absorbing liquids from toppings in addition to adding flavor.
Then add 1 smoke salmon fillet on top of the white bread. Add a couple of slices of hard boiled eggs on top. Garnish with a sprinkle of capers and snippings of dill. It is that easy!

Please note that because open face sandwiches are about appearances, it is important not to press the toppings onto each other. Just lay each item on top of each other.

 Scandinavian Triva: Below are the way Nordic ways to spell smoked salmon:  * Norwegian – røkt laks
* Danish – røget Laks
* Swedish – FÄRSKRÖKT
* Finnish-  LAXsavustettu lohi
* Icelandic – reyktur lax



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Second Open Face Sandwich is Smoke Salmon & Scrambled Egg Sandwich

Ingredients:
* 1 slice of Italian or French bread
* European style butter
* 1 smoke salmon fillet
* scrambled eggs
* slices of tomato
* snippings of chives

Thinly spread with European style butter on a slice of freshly cut white bread (Italian or French).
This begins the basis for artfully arranged toppings and edible garnish. Then add 1 smoke salmon fillet on top of the white bread. Lay on top of the smoked salmon the scrambled eggs. Garnish with tomato and snippigs of dill. It is that easy!


Scandinavian Trivia: gravlax translates to buried salmon.  


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*how to make Danish Christmas rice pudding with cherry sauce dessert recipe (Risalamande med kirsebærsauce)
*how to make Swedish Glogg for Christmas & cold evenings! (glögg or mulled wine recipe) 
*how to make aeblskiver (æbleskiver)
*how to make Danish Christmas Klejner
*how to make easy Danish cucumber salad (arguksalat)
*how to make Danish sugar browned potatoes (brunede kartofler)
*how to make Danish red cabbage (rødkaal)
These recipes are perfect for the holiday season. Please let us know what you think! Glædelig Jul and Merry Christmas♥ !

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Homemade Curry Herring Salad and Danish Curry Herring Open Face Sandwich. Smørrebrød Karry Sild

Today’s blog is about both making the traditional Danish Curry Herring (Karry Sild) Salad and the Curry Herring Open Face Sandwich.  Depending how busy you are you can make everything the same day or over a 2 day period.  We have included our YouTube video of how we made the Curry Herring Salad and the Curry Herring Open Face Sandwich too.


First step is to make the homemade Curry Herring Salad

Curring Herring Salad is very easy to make.  While the combination of ingredients in this recipe may seem a bit odd, we assure you that the flavors are nice together!  

Ingredients:
* 3 ounces of chopped pickled herring (Look for jarred fillet pieces of herring sold in the refrigerated section of the supermarket.)
* 1 small chopped white onion
* 1 chopped hard boiled egg
* 1/4 cup of chopped apple
* 1/4 cup of chopped celery
* 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
* 1/2 cup of sour cream
* 1 teaspoon of curry (if you like a stronger taste, you can add more curry)

Kitchen Tools:
*Bowl
*Spoon
*Meauring Cup
*Double Mezzaluna

Instructions to make the salad:
We usually can find the pickled herring in the refrigerated section of the supermarkets. Rinse, drain, and pat dry the herring. If need be, cut the herring into smaller pieces. Put the herring in a bowl.

Then, chop a small onion, celery and apple with a Double Mezzaluna and add into the bowl. The sweet crunch of the apple and smooth spice of the curry nicely supports the herring.

Scandinavian Today Cooking Tips: For quick chopping we use the Double Mezzaluna. It’s an old-fashioned favorite tool for onions, parsley etc.  

Add one chopped hard boiled egg and add into the bowl.  Then add the mayonnaise, sour cream and a teaspoon of curry.  If you like a stronger flavor or color for the herring salad mixture, you can add more to taste. Mix all of the ingredients in the bowl. 





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 Second step is to make the Open Face Curry Herring Sandwich

The Open Face Curry Herring Salad is very easy to make.  We either have open face sandwich either for lunch, diner or part of a larger smørrebrød.

Ingredients:
* 2-3 slices of dark rye bread
* European style margarine or butter\
* Curry Herring Salad
* a couple slices of hard boiled egg
* snippings of parsley
* a couple of white onion rings
* tomato slices is optional

Instructions:
Spread on the bread with margarine or butter.  Add two to three tablespoons of the Curry Herring Salad on the bread.  Garnish with a slice of egg and a couple of pieces with of herring on top. Then add a couple of white onion rings and snippings of parsley.  The parsley gives the open face sandwich extra color. You can add tomato slices of taste and color too.

If you are having a formal Smorrebrod, we usually serve the open face sandwich on a Royal Copenhagen plate.  The sandwich has to be eaten with a knife and fork too.  We serve Snaps which really brings out the flavor of the herring, and should not be missed during a formal celebration.

Scandinavian Trivia: Did you know that the Indian spices have been part of Scandinavian cuisine for hundreds of years thanks to the region’s thriving shipping trade.


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*how to make Danish Christmas rice pudding with cherry sauce dessert recipe (Risalamande med kirsebærsauce)
*how to make Swedish Glogg for Christmas & cold evenings! (glögg or mulled wine recipe) 
*how to make aeblskiver (æbleskiver)
*how to make Danish Christmas Klejner
*how to make easy Danish cucumber salad (arguksalat)
*how to make Danish sugar browned potatoes (brunede kartofler)
*how to make Danish red cabbage (rødkaal)
These recipes are perfect for the holiday season. Please let us know what you think! Glædelig Jul and Merry Christmas♥ !

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Smørrebrød Danish Open Sandwich Shrimp & Asparagus Sandwich for lunch, supper & hors d’oeuvres

The shrimp (rejer) salad sandwich is great for both as a standard sandwich or as small appetizer at your next gathering.

Ingredients:

  • 2 -3 slices of white bread (Italian or French)
  • butter (European-style butter is easier to spread)
  • 2 large pieces Boston or Romaine lettuce leaves
  • 6 ounces small baby shrimp (larger shrimp cut into smaller pieces)
  • 4 or 5 large tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 7-9 long spears of white or green asparagus
  • black pepper to taste
  • a couple drops of Worcestershire sauce (lemon juice is another option)
  • chopped parsley or dill for taste & decoration
  • 1 lemon wedge slice for garnish



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Smørrebrød comes from smør og brød
* smør means butter
* brød means bread


Instructions:

You will need 7 or 9 strips of white asparagus and cut into smaller pieces and add into in a bowl. White asparagus is the most traditional for this sandwich.  Add either small size shrimps or cut larger shrimps into smaller pieces into a bowl.  Add 4 or 5 large tablespoons of mayonnaise.  Mix everything together.  Add either a couple drops of Worcestershire sauce (lemon juice is another option).

Next spread butter onto either a slice of French or Italian bread.  Place several pieces of either Boston or Romaine lettuce leaves on the bread.  Scoop several spoonfuls of the shrimp asparagus mixture onto the lettuce. For both decoration and taste add several slices of asparagus on top.  Garnish with a wedge of lemon and chopped dill or parsley.

Serve on plate with silverware.  It is a great sandwich for either lunch or dinner.  If need you desire to serve this as an appetizer, slice the bread into smaller pieces.


Other Scandinavian ways to write open sandwich 
*in Norwegian it is smørbrød
* in Swedish it is smörgås


We hope you enjoyed the video on how to make the Smørrebrød Danish Open Face Sandwich Shrimp (Rejer) & Asparagus Sandwich and recipe! This is a delicious traditional smorrebrod and easy to make.

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*how to make Danish Christmas rice pudding with cherry sauce dessert recipe (Risalamande med kirsebærsauce)
*how to make Swedish Glogg for Christmas & cold evenings! (glögg or mulled wine recipe) 
*how to make aeblskiver (æbleskiver)
*how to make Danish Christmas Klejner
*how to make easy Danish cucumber salad (arguksalat)
*how to make Danish sugar browned potatoes (brunede kartofler)
*how to make Danish red cabbage (rødkaal)
These recipes are perfect for the holiday season. Please let us know what you think! Glædelig Jul and Merry Christmas♥ !

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Smørrebrød Danish Open Sandwich Herring (Krydder Sild Sandwich)

My family is from a small old market town called Stege,Møn.  Møn has beautiful sandy beaches and country side,fresco decoated churches and one of Denmark’s most popular destinations for tourists is to travel is Møns Klint white chalk cliffs.


One other important piece of Møn history are the herring fisheries.  Herrings has been caught for over 800 year and primarily between the end of May and the beginning of July.  Consequently, the herring open face sandwich became a tradition to eat in Denmark.  My family had herring sandwiches almost every single day for lunch.
 
The origin of the open-face sandwich (Smørrebrød) was in the European Middle Ages. In the 19thc. Denmark’s Smørrebrød custom became popular & convenient for families. Over the years, traditional Smørrebrød developed into an art form and with a specific custom. For example, it a must to make your Smørrebrød pretty using local food attractively on the bread. Also, Smørrebrød is eaten in only one order: Herring first, followed by other fish, then meat, then cheese.

The herring sandwich recipe below is a tall sandwich because of the layers of colorful toppings. The recipe is easy to create your own tall herring sandwich.

  
Ingredients:
 
* 1 piece of rye bread
* butter
* 3 or 4 of tomato slices
* 1 sliced egg
* 3 or 4 pieces of herring (spiced herring or matjes)
* 6 or 8 raw onion ring slices
* a sprinkle of capers

Below is a our recent YouTube video on how to make a Smørrebrød Danish open face herring sandwich.



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Matjes herring is a spiced herring.

Instruction:
1) use only rye bread for the herring sandwich.  You can find rye bread in many of the finer grocery stores.
2) before adding a topping, smear the bread with butter.  This protects the bread from moisture.
3) then, place a sliced egg across the rye bread
4) in between the sliced eggs, stick a sliced tomato pieces
5) next place 4 or 5 pieces of matjes herring or a spiced herring across the rye bread. (In Danish, spiced herring is krydders sild.)
6) sprinkle capers across the sandwich

Depending on the occasion the open face herring sandwich can be eaten for lunch or dinner. (If you need to make an appetizer you can cut the rye bread into smaller pieces too.)  It is custom to eat the open face sandwich with a knife and a fork too. See our video on how to do a place setting for an open face sandwich.


What to drink with a herring sandwich? On special occasions Danish families serve Danish schnapps, Danish aquavit and a Danish Beer (see our video). If you are sitting with Danes, be sure to toast frequently! Raise the glass first, look everyone in the eye and say Skål!


We hope you enjoyed both the recipe and the video on how to make the Smørrebrød Danish Open Face Sandwich Herring (Sild) Sandwich and recipe!

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*how to make Danish Christmas rice pudding with cherry sauce dessert recipe (Risalamande med kirsebærsauce)
*how to make Swedish Glogg for Christmas & cold evenings! (glögg or mulled wine recipe) 
*how to make aeblskiver (æbleskiver)
*how to make Danish Christmas Klejner
*how to make easy Danish cucumber salad (arguksalat)
*how to make Danish sugar browned potatoes (brunede kartofler)
*how to make Danish red cabbage (rødkaal)
These recipes are perfect for the holiday season. Please let us know what you think! Glædelig Jul and Merry Christmas♥ !

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Have you ever had Smoked Herring?

One of the the summer must “to do’s” in Denmark is to travel to the island of Bornholm. Bornholm is located in the Baltic Sea, to the east of Zealand and south of Sweden.  Bornholm has a rich history, famous buildings such as Hammershus and noted for its smoked fish items.  We thought to focus on Bornholm’s famous smoked houses (røgerier) and smoke herring dishes. 

 Trivia: Bornholm is also called “The Sunshine Island” among the Danes.

A visit to a smokehouse is a must and a true taste of Bornholm.  

Traditional fishing villages were developed around the waters of Bornholm and fished for herring.  Fisherman’s cottages have attached smokehouses (røgerier). When driving around Bornholm you will see see smokehouses (røgerier) with their traditional chimneys.  These smokehouses (røgerier) are where fish or meats are cured with smoke.   Now a days, a restaurant and a shop are attached to the smokehouse (røgerier) too

How do these smokehouses smoke the herring?
Smoking at the Bornholmian smokehouses (røgerier) is done by hanging herrings on grills or spits over alder wood. The herring are placed in a large open chimney. The main rule of smoking is that there must only be embers.  So, smoking is a constant monitoring process.  

Below are a couple of traditional Bornholm Smoked Herring dishes.

Omelette with Smoked Herrings

 Local old country dish from the rocky isle of Bornholm

Ingredients:

-8 eggs
-10 tablespoons
of whipping
cream 
a little bit of water 

-10 grams butter
-4 pieces of smoked  

herrings
Beat the 8 eggs thoroughly. Blend in water and whipping cream. Melt butter in the frying pan. Pour in egg mixture into the frying pan. Mixture should set immediately at edges. 


Carefully push cooked portions at edges toward center so uncooked portions can reach the hot  pan surface.  You might need to tilt and move the pan.  Continue until the egg is set and will not flow. Place the smoked herrings on the surface of the omelette. Place a lid over the pan.  This is just to warm up the smoked herring. Garnish with tomatoes, radishes and chives and a slice of rye bread.  


Suggested Drinks: 
Tuborg Beer or Danish Schnapps. 

Suggested table setting: 
– Royal Copenhagen Princess pattern
Suggested Cutlery:
George Jensen Vivianna, Steel matte
Suggested glassware:
-Oreferros


BornholmTrivia: Did you kow that inhabitants from Bornholm speak bornholmsk, which is officially a dialect of Danish?


Other Danish lunches from the Island 
of Bornholm include Fishcaske, salmon, cod, halibut, smoked mackerel and eel, trout, prawns and other smoked products.

 Sol over Gudhjem

A traditional Bornhomian dish is the “Sol over Gudhjem” or in translation ‘sun over Gudhjem’


 

Ingredients:
-1 smoked herring
-1 raw egg yolk 
-several sliced radishes
-handful of chopped chives

-1 slice of rugbrød (Danish rye bread
butter for rugbrød 

 

Butter a slice of rugbrød.  Place smoked herring on the rugbrød,  Add one raw egg yolk (the “sun”) on top of the herring. Garnish with sliced radishes and chopped chives. Enjoy the Danish open sandwich called Sol over Gudhjem.

Suggested Drinks:
Danish Schnapps or a Tuborg beer.

Suggested table setting:
– Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Mega
Suggested cutlery:
– George Jensen Mitra, steel matte
Suggested glassware:
Oreferros   

  







Danes flock to Bornholm every summer to vacation. There are a vareity of easy ways to get to Bornholm.

  • you can fly to Bornholm in just 35 minutes from the mainland.  
  • you can travel from Ystad in Sweden in just 1 hour and 20 minutes
  •  you can get from Copenhagen by car, bus or train in 2 1/2 hour.  


Did you know that foods have been smoked by humans throughout history and is one of the oldest preservation menthods? Originally this was done as a preservative. In more recent times smoking of fish is generally done for the unique taste and flavour imparted by the smoking process.