Midsummer Night

June 23rd and not the 21st of June, is the day the Danes celebrate Midsummer Night, the longest day of the year. The sun rises 4.27  in the morning and goes down  9.55 in the evening. They celebrate the 23rd of June  in order to mark Sankt Hans Eve – the night before the saint’s day […]

Grilled Norway Lobster with a Sour Cream Dressing

Norway Lobster, is one of Scandinavia and Denmark’s biggest delicacy with it’s usual rich and intense taste. It is firm in it’s meat with a almost melting bite. It is very important that is it fresh. If not fresh, the taste can within a few hours start rotting and turn into an ammonia taste. Now […]

Asparagus – king of vegetables

Asparagus is without a doubt the king of all vegetables. In Denmark, the season is only a few weeks in the spring and early summer. In our family we eat them severval times a week, both green and the white. When I lived in the States, I seldom ate asparagus. First, because they were very expensive […]

Asparagus with Pebersauce and Salted Lemon

The Chinese used asparagus to treat infertility as early as 200 B.C., and its evocative effect did not escape the notice of ancient Arabs and Romans. Perhaps they linked the cultivation of their own romantic love — and the reason to multiply — with this plant’s exuberant growth. Some well tended stalks can grow up […]

Potato Salad with Hot Smoked Salmon and Lemon Mayonnaise

The weather has been nice here in Denmark and I made my favorite summer salad with hot smoked salmon. New potatoes are showing up in the markets (unfortunately not Danish just yet) from Spain and ramsons are popping up in the garden. Ramsons have a garlicky, green favor and can be found in the forest, […]

Tartlets

Easter is the historic day of Jesus’ resurrection but why the name Easter? Is it because of a goddess named Eostre, who represents spring and fertility.  The Danes have many free days around Easter and we invite friends and family for a lunch or a nice dinner. I will be serving Tartlets with lobster tails and […]

Salad with Raspberries and Feta

It is now possible to get fruit and berries all year. And they are getting cheaper all the time. I got some lovely raspberries at the supermarket today and made this lovely salad for dinner. Taste like Spring and makes us look even more forward to Summer. It can be used both as an appetizer […]

Shrimps with Two Sauces

My family and I love shrimps, all kinds, and we eat a lot of them with good conscience. They are a good source of protein, and have many minerals and vitamins-including D-vitamins. You can eat lots of them without being punished by the bathroom scales. If you buy them frossen, be sure and thaw them […]

Chicken Salad with Oranges and Pecans

Putting oranges in a salad is a good way to incorporate fruit into our diet. It is high season for citrus fruits, including oranges, grapefruits, lemon and limes here in Denmark. They are, however, the most dependable year around sources of C-vitamin. Just one a day fulfils your daily requirement for your daily requirement of […]

Oysters Soup with Spinach

We love oysters in our family and serve them often to our guests. We are always looking for new ways. This one is quick and easy and can be made in the last minute. Oyster Soup with Spinach Serves 6 18 oyster 18 large spinach leaves ½ cup/1 dl white wine 1 qt /liter fish […]

Spinach Pancakes with Danish Caviar /lumpfish roe, Sour Cream and Red Onions

Lumpfish roe are the eggs of the Lumpfish and can be found in Denmark and a few other countries. The Lumpfish itself can’t be eaten, but it’s roe is sold fresh in the fish shops of Denmark during the spring months and in jars over most of the world all year round. The season for […]

Salmon with Vodka and Blueberries

Salmon contains protein as well as minerals and B vitamins. While most fish are relatively low in fat, salmon is not. That doesn’t mean it is not good for you. The fat in salmon takes the form of oil. Oil that is polyunsaturated, which is preferable to the fat of meat, which is mostly saturated. […]

Scallops with Baked Jerusalem Artichokes

Jerusalem Artichokes are also known as sunchokes. I made a soup a few weeks ago and now I am using them in dish together with scallops as an appetizer. Scallops with Baked Jerusalem Artichokes 4 appetizer servings 12 scallops, side muscle removed salt 4 large Jerusalem Artichokes 2 tbsp. oil Vinaigrette: ½ cup/1 dl oil […]

Asparagus with Sabayonne Sauce and Baby Shrimps

Midsummer night The Danes celebrate midsummer night, the longest day of the year on the 23rd of June. It is the light they are celebrating. It gets light 3.00 in the morning and it doesn’t get dark, not really dark, until around midnight. This calls for a celebration and the Danes, young and old, flok […]

Warm Scollap with Lumpfish Roe

A good scallop, whether fresh or previously frozen will be transparent and a slight pinkish-orange color. It will be soft, and not perfectly shaped. If you find scallops sitting in a pool of milky liquid, and they are very white and firm changes are they have been treated with a preservative to increase their shelf […]

Danish Lumpfish Roe – The Caviar of the North

Danish Caviar Lumpfish roe is sold fresh in the fish shops of Denmark during the spring months and in jars over most of the world all year round. It is available in its natural color, but can also be brought with black, and red food coloring added so that it resembles real caviar from the […]

Lemon Marinated Salmon with Horseradish Dressing

Easter Sunday all the Danes are either eating an Easter lunch or an Easter dinner. This marinated salmon can be an appetizer for the Easter dinner or a part of the Easter lunch.   The technique of curing fatty fish evolved from a pre refrigeration era need to preserve seafood in a safe, flavorful way. […]

Pancakes with Mushroom Filling

It is still winter here in Denmark and the ground is covered with snow. These pancakes are really a winter dish, but it is so cold here, I am serving them as an appetizers for guests tonight. All kinds of mushrooms can be used in this recipe. Left-over chopped ham can also be used  and […]

Dining with The Danes

The new version of Dinning with the Danes – 100 recipes is now in the book stores. Month by month it will show you how to make classic everyday  meals and party dishes, and features anecdotes from Danish food culture throughout the centuries. With this book  you can learn to bake Christmas treats and renowned […]

Caviar of the North – Lumpfish Roe

Lumpfish roe, the Danish caviar, is in season right now. The roe of lumpfish is quite popular in Denmark and is considered the caviar of the North. The season is  short. However, it can be frozen and enjoyed all year around. The season  starts around the middle of February and if we are lucky, it can last until […]