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 […]

Sautéed Scallops in Mustard Cream with Blackberries

Right now many Danes are combing the fields and forrest for wild mushrooms and berries. I just happen to be one of the lucky ones who has wild blackberries within my reach. Berries and meat, fish and salads are an excellent combination and not only give a beautiful color to any dish, but they taste […]

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 […]

Pear Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnuts

When I first came to Denmark for soon 50 years ago, no one ate salads. The only type of salads the Danes knew where salads meant for open-face sandwiches and were based on mayonnaise with different fillings such as pasta, vegetables, shellfish, tuna, beets and much more. In fact, iceberg salad was not heard of […]

Open-face Sandwich with Fried Fish Fillet, Remoulade, Lemon and Dill

Plaice with its characteristic red spots is the most plentiful fish in Northern Europe.  Plaice is best in the summer and yet this sandwich is one of the most popular sandwiches in Denmark all year around. I have discovered that it is maybe just in Northern Europe and Scandinavian that plaice lives. If you want […]

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 […]

Grillede Banana Split with Caramel Sauce and Almonds

Yesterday I wrote about grilling in the harbor or at the beach. It is easy if you have a small grill. Many people don’t take advantage of the after warm on a grill. A grillede banana split is perfect. Many harbors have an ice cream shop and some beaches have a stand where you can […]

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 […]