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 […]

Swedish Lax budding – Salmon with Dill Potatoes

This dish is a traditional Swedish dish,  but there are many Danes who like it. I was taught how to make this dish by my Swedish gril friend and it  has become an all time favorite of my family  and friends. This version is made with salt-suger cured salmon, but it tastes just as good […]

Danish Hash with Root Vegetables and Red Beets

This dish is good way to use all the left-overs in the refrigerator. We often waste to much food and this dish is perfect. You can use just about vegetable. Just be sure to slice or dice the vegetables the same size so that all the vegetables get cooked evenly. All kinds of left-over meat […]

Fennel-thyme Pork Tenderloin with Grillede Fennel and Smoked Potatoes

lt is always fun to gather family and friends to a grill party. Here is an easy menu. The host can marinate the meat the day before, cook the potatoes and the vegetables in the morning of the party and grill at the party while guest talk and set the table. Ask friends and family […]

Beer Marinated Beef with Root Vegetables

Two days ago, my husband and I ate lunch at Grøften  a restaurant in Tivoli dating back to 1874. Right next to the restaurant is the oldest, existing building in Tivoli, the Pantomine theater. The theater  dates  back to 1847, but the building that stands there now is from 1874 . The Pantomine theater has […]

Sailor’s Stew – Skipperlabskovs

After a summer with rain and cool temperatures, the sun is now finally shinning in Denmark, for a few days at least.  My husband and I spend the afternoon in Tivoli, the next oldest park in Denmark. It was opened in 1843 and is the third most visited park in Europe. When Walt Disney on […]

Garlic Steaks, Grillede New Onions and Creamed Spinach

The Danes did not use garlic in their cooking before the 1960’s even though it was popular in the most of Europe since the middle ages. Either you love it or hate it. Those who hate it may have trouble digesting it. What they are having trouble digesting is actually the germ the green sprout […]