Paëlla with Norway Lobster

Paëlla is without a doubt not a Scandinavian dish, but the Danes have taken the dish to them because of the many Scandinavian seafood used in it. Paëlla may seem to be difficult, but if you plan it right, it can be make for guests and even on a grill. If you have a round […]

Grillet Veal with Asparagus and Blue Cheese Sauce

Summer is here and we all want to be in the garden grilling. Hot dogs and burgers are fine, we want something special once in a while. Veal, Asparagus and Blue Cheese Sauce Serves 4 8 very thin slices of veal 16 spears of asparagus 8 slices of dry cured ham 2 tbsp. olive oil […]

Spicy Sausages with Cannellini Beans, Cured Ham and Sage

Danes eat sausages all the time and although beans is not one of their common food, they are now make them a big part of their diet. Now that they know that these white beans contain lots of protein. Cannellini Beans with Cured Ham , Sage and Grilled Sausages Serves 6 4 slices of cured […]

Pasta with Smoked Salmon, Caviar and Lemon-Capers Dressing

Today is an official holiday in Denmark and all the school children and most of the work places are closed. Most people don’t want to cook and if the weather is nice, a cold pasta dish is easy and quick. The richness of the salmon, the saltiness of the caviar and the tangy acidity of […]

Veal Fricassee with Spring Vegetables

Spring has arrived along with the long summer nights. Now the days are longer than the nights. The brown and gray fields are starting to change colors. The rapeseed blossoms are amazingly yellow. New and fresh vegetables are popping up at the markets. The animals that have been indoors all winter are again appearing in […]

Catfish Cheeks with Asparagus and Linguine

Catfish has got to be the most ugly fish there is, but it sure does taste good. They taste like scallops and are considered a delicacy in Denmark. They cost less than scallops, although still expensive, and I prefer them to scallops. Here is recipe that is quick and easy and tastes wonderful. If you […]

Fillet of Veal with Leeks and Shrimps in Salad Sauce

Here is delicious and easy recipe for guests. It can be done over two days, and just cook it just before the guests arrive. The salad sauce can be made the day before and well as preparing the fillet the day before. On the day the guests come, clean the potatoes and vegetable in the […]

Lamb with Lemon-Egg Sauce

If you ate lamb on one of the days of Easter and have some leftover, this recipe is good and different. It is made with egg and citron and can be served for guest or just for yourself. I wrote some years ago, that Christians didn’t eat eggs during lent, and now that it is […]

Easter Ham

Like most Christian countries, the Danes celebrate Easter with lamb, chicken and Easter eggs. In Spring, dawns mark the beginning of the days that will outlast the nights. At Easter all the small children in Denmark are busy writing letters to their families called “Gækkebrev” and are translated to a letter with a snowdrop in […]

Grilled Chicken Salad with Tomato and Lemon

My husband and I grilled for the first time today. It is still cold here in Denmark, but like most Danes, we couldn’t wait for the grilling season to begin. We ate our dinner indoors. When I first came to Denmark some 50 years ago, nobody was grilling. It took several years for the Danes […]

Beef Steak, Sautéed Mushrooms and Truffle Oil with Mashed Potatoes and Lobster Tails

Valentine’s day is coming up and here is the perfect menu for a romantisk evening (and night). A delicious dinner for two – and not to time consuming. A selection of cheese could be served or maybe an After Eight Mousse like the one I will be giving the recipe in a few days. Steak […]

Braised Duck Legs with Celery Root, Kohlrabi and Apple Mash

Yesterday, I talked about getting whole ducks on sale and cutting the legs and breast off and making two different dishes instead of just one. This is a nice comforting dish with celery root, kohlrabi and apple mask instead of mashed potatoes. It is always nice to have a large celery root and kohlrabi in […]

Tournedos with Folie Gras, Red Wine/Truffle Sauce, and Crushed Potatoes

The 3lst of January, known around the world as the last night of the year, New Year’s Eve, and many people all over the world will be celebrating. Celebrating with a nice meal. It is the opinion of most that beef tenderloin is the finest piece of beef and the same cut can be found […]

Grilled Lobster with Herb/garlic Butter

Christmas is over and now everyone is thinking about New Year’s Eve. I have a few suggestions. One of them is grilled lobster. One of my all time favorite after oysters. Whether you are just two or having guests, it doesn’t have to be a lot of last minute work. You can cook the lobster […]

Thanksgiving Turkey with all the trimmings

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the United States and as I am an American, I will be celebrating Thanksgiving in Denmark. However, not on Thursday, the 22nd of November, the fourth Thursday in November. We do not have a four day holiday and therefore, I will be celebrating Thanksgiving on Sunday the 25th of November with […]

Mortens Evening – Roasted Duck with Prunes and Apples

Many Danes still keep the tradition of Mortensaften alive by gathering the family to eat goose or duck. Saint Martin’s Day is celebrated each November 11th in a long line of countries, mostly as a harvest festival. In Denmark, the day is not an official holiday but many older generations still mark the occasion with […]

Swedish Meatballs

This dish is Swedish and folk from other parts of the world confuse it with Danish meatballs. We think ours are best, but the Swedish meatballs are also good. Especially with lingonberry preserves. In Denmark we can get them fresh in the Autumn, and, of course, all year long as a preserves. You also buy […]

Cod with Tomatoes and Fennel

After a long summer vacation and two trips to the States, California and New York,  I am back. One of the many things I missed while visiting the States, was fish. Living in a little fishing village in North Sealand, Danmark, the first thing I bought was Cod. We eat a lot of cod in […]

Chicken Fricassee with Summer Vegetabales

European Cars    My first date with the young man whom would after a year become my husband, asked me out to dinner. His tiny Morris Mascot looked like a miniature to me, like a child’s toy. Compared with our large American-built vehicles, his English-made automobile appeared petite. I looked at Jesper, then at the […]

Omelet with Tomatoes and Fried Pork

The little Mermaid The first day after arriving in Copenhagen, I decided to do some sightseeing. I walked for hours and ended at the Little Mermaid in the harbor. I was expecting a huge statue, but there she was. A little bitty statue of a mermaid sitting on a rock just a few feet from […]