Mussels with White Wine, Leeks and Cream

Here is another hyggelig summer dish where you sit outdoors (in your own backyard) enjoying the good weather and hygge with family and friends. After a mild winter in Denmark, mussels can be gather in the low waters of mange coasts. Denmark has very small waves and lots of low waters, so it is pretty easy to find […]

Hygge with Shrimps with Garlic Mayonnaise and Dill Sour Creme

It is so hyggelig to peel your own shrimps. It is summer in a few days here in Denmark; the days are long and the nights are short. Many Danes invite family and friends over for dinner and start with a huge bowl of shrimps, one or two dips, lots of bread and cool white wine, […]

Green Pea Soup Horseradish Cream and Bacon

This pea soup is good appetizer at a dinner party and it is the perfect spring soup.  Use fresh peas that are popping up at the supermarkets and farmers markets right now. They taste fantastic. If you don’t want to make horseradish cream, a large spoon of sour cream can be used. No bacon, different […]

Raw Salmon with Lime, Horseradish and Ramsons

As I have written so many times before, the Danes eat Salmon in all kinds of versions. This one is good as an appetizer. It is raw with a dressing of lime, horseradish and ramsons.  If you don’t have ramsons, chives or another herb can be used. Don’t let the dressing stay to long on the […]

Lemon Marinated Salmon with Horseradish Dressing

We eat a lot of salmon here in the north. One of my favorite ways to make salmon is marinated with lemons. The acid in the lemon “cooks” the fish, giving  it a nice taste and changes the color and the texture. It is like the south American ceviche. It is a very easy appetizer and it […]

Easter Tartelets with Creamed Shrimps and Asparagus

Most believe that 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 or does the word come from the German word which comes from an old latin word for dawn? In Spring, dawns mark the beginning of the days that […]

Smørrebrød as a Canapé

Many of the Danish smørrebrød make scrumptious canapies and  are good to serve with a glas of white wine or a cocktail. Here are three suggestions. If you want, just scroll down the open-face sandwiches or appetizers to find more suggestions.  The first two are so easy. If you like, you can use others found here on my […]

Shrimp Salad with Asparagus and “Danish Caviar”

Yesterday I wrote about the fresh Danish Lumpfish Caviar. I know that it can’t be found fresh in other countries, but it can be found in jars. Here is an easy and delicious shrimp sandwich that can be decorated with red Danish Lumpfish Caviar. Red, black and even green caviar can be bought in many […]

Blinis with Lumpfish Roe, Red Onions and Creme fraiche

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 […]

Hot Smoked Salmon with Egg Yolk, Radishes and Chives

Most people know and love smoked salmon.   When I talk about  smoked salmon, I mean cold smoked salmon. It is smoked over wood chips for twenty-four  hours at a temperature of 37° C (99°F). It is quite popular in Denmark and Europe and is servered as an appetizer for many dinner parties and special occasions. Now […]

Crab Salad with Avocado

Avocado originates from South America and first came to Denmark in the beginning of the seventies. The Danes have taken avocadoes in and use them  natural, in soups, as dressing and in sandwiches like this one. Although there are  23 different species of crabs found in Danish waters, we don’t eat that much of them. However, we can buy different types […]

Smoked Halibut with Fennel-Cucumber

The coast of Denmark stretches for a length of 7300 kilometers (4500 miles). Quite large for such a little country. We do eat a lot of fish.  Maybe not as much as the experts say we should, but with the return of open-face sandwiches, we are getting better at it.  Greenland, once under the rule of […]

Smoked Salmon with Shrimps and Black “Caviar”

Many of the Danish open-face sandwiches are so easy to make. You just have to buy the different ingredients and in 10-15 minutes you will have a extravagant and wonderfully delicious sandwich. Fish eggs, also known as roe,  from all sorts of fish can be eaten with enjoyment  and are praised for their unique taste. In […]

Open-face Sandwich with Smoked Salmon and Salmon Tartare

Last week I wrote that  open-face sandwiches could be served as an appetizer. This sandwich is made with both fresh and smoked salmon. Be sure to use only absolutely fresh salmon for the tartare and be careful not to mash the fresh salmon.                       Smoked […]

Open-face Sandwich with Shrimps and Dill Sprigs

As I wrote last time, I will be making open-face sandwiches for awhile. I believe that Danish Open-face sandwiches differ from other sandwiches because they are so beautiful. Take this Shrimp sandwich with just a sprig of dill and some lemon wedges.  If you take just a few minutes to place each shrimp carefully on the bread and not just toss […]

Oysters with Horserasdish Cream Dressing

Soon it is New Year’s Eve and many people will be eating oysters. At least they would like to but can’t open the oysters. If you are having guests and the thought of opening 30 or 40 oysters, here is a way to do it quickly. Oysters are supposed to be alive when you buy […]

Salmon with Creme Fraiche

Salmon is one of the most popular fish in Denmark. When you go to a dinner party, you can bet on getting salmon or shrimps as an appetizer. This one is different and easy.                       Salmon with Creme Faiche 7 oz. salmon fillet, 1 tbsp. […]

Beef Tartare with Sautéed Chanterelle

It is the first of September and the Danes are combing the forrest for chanterelle. If you are not lucky enough to find them in the woods, the markets are filled with them. The is a new and unusual way to make tartare with wild mushrooms. All kinds of wild mushrooms can be used, my family […]

Fruit Salad in Watermelon

In the summer we have lots of berries and melons. This beautiful melon is an easy and thirst quenching appetizer to set on the table  in the summer warm.                                             Fruit Salad in Watermelon  Serves 6-8 […]

Green Asparagus with Egg, Mayonnaise and Danish Caviar

Now is the season for fresh asparagus. Unfortunately, a very short season and they should be eaten as often as possible. Green  asparagus is a shoot from an asparagus plant that is allowed to grow up over the earth and the sun makes them green. White asparagus shoots are covered with dirt to let them grow slower, […]