Mussels Cooked in Beer

When living in Denmark  you are never far from the sea. The Danes like to cook just about everything in beer. The dish is finished with cream, another popular product of  Denmark. How to clean mussels As soon as you get  mussels home, put them in a large bowl to begin cleaning the shells. If there are […]

Red Wine Mulled Pears with Madagascar Pepper

Denmark has hundreds  of apple sorts and therefore Denmark is an apple eating nation.  We do have, however, lots of pears that we can be proud of. We have only  a few pear sorts that we can call our own. Clara Friis and  Grev Molkte are Danish. while Williams, Conference og Grey Pears have come […]

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 […]

Danish “Pretzel” Cake/Danish “Kringle”

This piece of Danish wienerbrød is made in the form of a pretzel. There is no salt, of course, and there is lots of  pearl sugar and almonds. If you have a job in Denmark, the special treat is almost always a “Danish Kringle”. Danes eat them at almost any special occasion such as birthdays, […]

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 […]

Potato Cakes filled with Vanilla Cream and Whipped Cream “Kartoffelkage”

These cakes have nothing to do with potatoes. They are however, one of the most popular pastry. It takes time to make these cakes but they are worth it. A lazy Sunday afternoon on a cold October day is a great time to make these cakes.                   […]

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. […]

Danish Pastry Braid with Butter Cream Filling and Cinnamon

Danes love their pastry also called wienerbrød. Outside of Denmark people call our wienerbrød a Danish. It comes in may different shapes and with all kinds of fillings. Making your own wienerbrød can be a very time-consuming project, but the end results is worth it. Now that the days are getting shorter and colder, many […]

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 […]

Salad with Shrimps, Peas and Horseradish Dressing

The weather has been nice here in Denmark and this made a nice easy lunch. It wasn’t until 1970 that amerikansk iceberg salads came to Denmark. Before that,  Danes ate very few salads and it was almost always with Bibb salad, a soft leaf salad also popular in Europe. It has been around since the […]