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 […]

Grilled Lobster, Shrimps and Mussels

It is always fun to grill at the beach or at the harbor. I live close to a quint little harbor and often take my portable grill with me. While my husband starts the grill. I shop at the fishmongers shop. I asked him to cook the lobster for me and I buy some large […]

Paris Steak Tartare

I am still working on my book, but I have to eat lunch. This sandwich is not raw, nor it is fried too much. No one knows the origin of this sandwich, but it has been popular in Denmark as well as other European countries since the twenties. Chopped raw meat seared just a few […]

Rack of Lamb with Red Wine Sauce and Summer Vegetables

The Danes have a long tradition of eating lamb at Easter, but lamb can be bought year around. I took a break from writing my new book last night and made rack of lamb with red wine sauce for guests. I have lots of courgettes, carrots and parsley  in my garden and bought some green […]

Omelet with Fried Pork

In the summer, most Danes don’t want to make  time consuming dishes in a hot kitchen, and if they are not grilling in their backyard, they often make an egg dish with lightly salted pork, tomato and chives. Many have vacation and are spending a few days at home just enjoying their free time. A […]

Grilled Giant Mexican Burger

I wrote a few weeks ago that Danes didn’t start to eat burgers until the 1980’s. In fact, Mac Donalds came to Denmark in 1981. They didn’t eat Mexican either. Now, the Danes eat burgers and Mexican food all the time and new variations of burgers  are constantly being composed. Here is a fun burger […]

Tuna Burger with Wasabi-mayonnaise

  In a few days, it will the 4th of July and many, if not all American will be heading for the beaches, parks,  and lakes  to enjoy the 4th. It is not a special day here in Denmark, but there will some people enjoying the long, summer nights with a B.B.Q. Hot dogs and […]

Spicy Grilled Mackerel in the Harbor

It is easy enough to have a picnic in the harbor where there is a fish monger. Fresh fish can be bought and prepared in the harbor. There are often picnic tables and  small grills are available that  can be easily  transported to the harbor. One can sit and enjoy the fishing boats and sail […]

Grilled Salmon with Dill-Mustard and New Potatoes

Many Danes will be gathering friends and family for a grill party this Friday night, one of the longest nights of the Danish summer, midsummer night. It doesn’t have to be a lot of work if you plan it and make as much as possible the day before. You can make the main dish and […]

Pan-Fried Cod with a Crust of Panko (Breadcrumbs) and Mushrooms, Parsley Oil and Smoked Cream

This recipe has serveval steps and may seem difficult. Let me assure you that it is not, It can be made in less than a half of an hour. The timing is the most important thing. Start with  parsley oil. It can take a long time to drip though the sieve if you don’t help […]

Grilled Pork Chops with Leeks and Apples

Denmark is the country that eats the most apples in Europe. In fact, we eat 50 kg (100 lbs.) of apples a year. There are all kinds of apples, new and old, sweet and sour, that can be eaten without any kind of treatment. Then we have apples that are only used for cooking and baking. Apart […]

Oxtails with Crushed Potatoes

Oxtails are really a winter dish, but the Spring in Denmark is changing daily from cold to warm, and then again back to cold. Yesterday was cold and I felt like eating som comfort food. The Danes would say that comfort food is HYGGE. Hygge time is also about enjoying the food, to focus on […]