Ham with Red Cabbage and Mashed Potatoes

Tonight we are having a good Danish dish which can be prepared in under 30 minutes. It is perfect for a cold winter evening. Most of the Danes, myself included, have left-over cabbage and even some ham left-over  from the holidays. This dish takes about 20-25 minutes to make and tastes great. I’ve made the […]

Pork Shank with Red Beets and Blueberries

Shank is the for- and back leg of a calve, ox, lamb or pig. It is delicious and inexpensive. It makes great dinners in a month when most people want to save money. It takes between 2 and 2½ hours to make, but after you brown the shank, add cut-up vegetables, broth and beer, it […]

Cod with Vegetables and Cheese

The holidays are over and we are all looking forward to a different cost. I for one, want vegetables as the Danish Christmas dishes have very few. And fish. This dish is easy and takes less than 20 minutes to make. It may seem strange to add cheese to this fish dish, but it tastes […]

Pork Roast with Crackling with Glazed Potatoes, Stewed Red Cabbage

This is the traditional Christmas dinner after Roasted Duck. I am putting this recipe on the blog now so if you want to make it, you have a few days to shop and make some preparations. The Danes love the crackling on the pork roast, some even fight over it. So you probably have to […]

Glazed Potatoes

Christmas Eve is next Sunday and many Danes will be making glazed potatoes, boiled potatoes fried in sugar and butter. I am placing the recipe on my blog today, because some people may want to experiment. Glazed potatoes can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be. Of course, they  need to be  made in […]

Pork Shanks with Red Beets and Blueberries

Today it’s cold and I am starting dinner early. This dish takes about 2 hours or more to make but it takes care of itself for the most. Not only is it delicious, it is inexpensive. Depending on the size of the shanks, two may be enough for 4 people. If the dinner guests are […]

Christmas Ham With Creamed Spinach

Now that Christmas has arrived, it is always nice to have guests. This ham is a great dish of many or for just a few guests. Always nice to have some ham leftovers for sandwiches to eat on busy days when we all have  been shopping and making preparations.             […]

Sauteéd Salmon with Creamy Pasta

Thanksgiving is over for most people in the world, but not for me and Denmark. I assume that all the American living in Denmark will be celebrating  American Thanksgiving on Sunday if they haven’t already done that on Thursday.  It was difficult to find a decent turkey when I came to Denmark many years ago […]

Duck Breast with Pears in Red Wine sauce and Mashed Parsnips

Most people love duck, but it can be very time consuming  to make and very expensive. Now we have duck  in the supermakets that are reasonably priced, widely available and sold in all kinds of cut. A couple of duck breast and you make  make a quick dinner under 30-40 minutes. Making mashed parsnips is […]

Halibut with Tomato and Fennel

Halibut can be as long as 8 feet and weigh as much as 660 pounds.  It is a firm fish and can be fried, cooked and smoked. As with most fish, its cooking time is short. This dish can be made in about 15-20 minutes.                     […]

Sautèed Cod with Mustard and Capers

Mustard is not just for hot dogs. Its a wonderful spice to be used in all kinds of recipes. Here is a quick and easy fish dish that takes less than 20 minutes to make and tastes wonderful. Remember, a new jar of mustard tastes stronger than a jar that has been opened for a […]

Cod with Orange Sauce

Denmark is an island nation. We’re five and a half million people, an appendix to Germany, the smallest of the Scandinavian countries.  We are traditionally a sailing and fishing nation, depending heavily on the foods from the sea. The coast of Denmark stretches for a length 7300 kilometers. According to the official Geological Department here […]

Chicken wih Creamed Salsify and Walnuts

Salsify is a good and inexpensive vegetable. A taste a bit like asparagus and it often called poor man’s asparagus. I like it and use it in my cooking as often as I can get ahold of it. This recipe is a quick one and takes just 15-20  minutes to make. I am still working […]

Escalopes with Capers, Mushrooms, Sage and Mashed Potatoes

I have been busy this past week photographing my new book “Dinning with the Danes” and needed to make some thing quick when I came home after a long day cooking at the studio. This dish, Escalopes with Capers, Mushrooms, Sage and mashed potatoes can be made in less than 20 minutes. You will need […]

Grillede Pork Tenderloin Steaks with Passion Fruit Sauce

When I first came to Denmark from the United States many years ago, I had never heard of a pork tenderloin. I had never eaten or prepared one until many years after. Denmark being a nation that has more pigs than people, 15-20 million pigs and only 5, 600,000 people, of course we eat lots […]

Braised Pork Cheeks with Fennel and Root Vegetables

Braised Pork Cheeks are one of the most popular dishes in the new Nordic Kitchen and yet for many years the Danes threw the pork cheeks away. Now they have made a come back in the Danish kitchen. They do however take several hours to cook, but they are a delicacy and easy to make. […]

Pasta with Chicken, Mushooms and Asparagus

Although this blog is about Danish food, the Danes do eat foods from other countries. Of course, we eat pasta, all kinds and who doesn’t love spaghetti with meat sauce. I would like to think that this recipe is a bit more healthy with chicken and  more vegetables. I wrote a diet book a few […]

Lamb Stew With White Beans and Potatoes

After a few nice days at the end of September, the cold weather has returned to Denmark. It has been raining all day and I feel that it is  time to eat some warming dishes. Here is a stew that takes less than an half an hour. Be sure to buy a good piece of […]

Beer-braised Pork Cheeks with Jerusalem Artihoke Purée and Chips

Pork is not usually first choice when we choose a guest menu, but pork cheeks has become very popular in the Danish kitchen when we want to make an extra special dish for our family and friends.                               Beer-braised Pork Cheeks […]

Duck Breast with Horseradish/ Apple Mash and Vegetables

Horseradish is the North’s counterpart to chili and ginger. It has a sharp and intense taste of mustard that adds loads of flavor to dishes in the cold winter months. Studies have shown that horseradish stimulates fullness. Therefore, we tend to eat les. Apples are pouring in at the supermarket and farmers market. The horseradish  gives […]