Fried Herring with Salad, Picked Onions and Capers

Fish is the next most important food in the world after corn and  rice. For some countries, fish is one of the few foods that provide protein. In Denmark. the Danes eat a lot of fish, mostly herring which is marinated and eaten on rye bread, also known as an open-face sandwich. It can also […]

Danish Butter Cake

Danes like to bake in the winter months. They treat themselves to a cup of hot chocolate, bake some rolls or a cake and relax with a good book and some nice music. This is known as “hygge” – the Danish word for ‘a cheery atmosphere’ and ‘a pleasant experience.’ Some may translate  hygge to […]

Salmon Sandwich with Bacon and Onions

Longing for a delicious salmon sandwich at a cafe, but don’t want to dress up and go out on a cold winter day. No need to. Here is a sandwich that can be enjoyed at home and it is easy to make. This sandwich is made with salmon, but it could be just as good […]

Butternut Squash Soup with Deep Fried Onions and Scallops

Butternut squash is a winter squash. It is harvested in the fall and stored for eating throughout the winter. Unlike summer squash (such as zucchini), winter squash has a thick, inedible skin that must be removed before preparing.  You should cut the squash into two, slice off the top and remove the skin while trying […]

Ham with Red Cabbage and Mashed Potatoes

Tonight we are having a good Danish dish which can be prepared in under 30 minutes. It is perfect for a cold winter evening. Most of the Danes, myself included, have left-over cabbage and even some ham left-over  from the holidays. This dish takes about 20-25 minutes to make and tastes great. I’ve made the […]

Cured Salmon with Mustard-caper-fennel Salad

The technique of curing fatty fish evolved from a pre refrigeration era need to preserve seafood in a safe, flavorful way. The salt in the cure (a mix of salt and sugar in this recipe) draws out moisture, transforming the texture and color of fish. After a few hours or days in the refrigerator, the […]

Mussel Soup with Caramelized Onions

Many people will say that cleaning mussels are a big job. Well, maybe, if you are having lots of guests. I taught evening school for many years  and always started with mussels. The students groaned because four  persons should make all the mussels for the whole class. If you follow these instructions, it’s not so […]

Salt Cured Duck Breast and Jerusalem Artichokes Salad

The technique of curing food evolved from a pre refrigeration era need to perserve food in a safe, flavorful way. The salt  draws out moisture, transforming the texture and color of the food.  This dish made with Duck breast,  takes a week to make, but once you have done a short preparation, the duck will […]

Pork Shank with Red Beets and Blueberries

Shank is the for- and back leg of a calve, ox, lamb or pig. It is delicious and inexpensive. It makes great dinners in a month when most people want to save money. It takes between 2 and 2½ hours to make, but after you brown the shank, add cut-up vegetables, broth and beer, it […]

Cod with Vegetables and Cheese

The holidays are over and we are all looking forward to a different cost. I for one, want vegetables as the Danish Christmas dishes have very few. And fish. This dish is easy and takes less than 20 minutes to make. It may seem strange to add cheese to this fish dish, but it tastes […]

Danish Pastry with Marzipan and Vanilla Filling – Spandauer in Danish

In the first couple months of the year, there is often snow and freezing temperatures in Denmark. Many people brighten their homes with candlelight and if they have a fireplace, they will warm themselves in front of the fire. Danes like to bake in the winter months. They treat themselves to a cup of hot […]

Waffles with Sage and Black Pepper and Spicy Apple Sauce

New Year’s morning many with be sleeping late. Those who don’t might want to make something different. They may even have overnight guests and want to spoil their friends with a special breakfast. Waffles are always popular and these are spicy and different.                         […]