Quinoa Salad with Brocoli and Green Beans

Quinoa  is a flowering plant in the amaranth family. It is a herbaceous annual plant grown as a grain crop  primarily for its edible seeds. Quinoa is not a grass  like wheat or rice, but rather is  related to spinach and flowers. . After harvest, the seeds are processed to remove the bitter-tasting outer seed […]

Rullepølse (rolled sausage) with Aspic, Raw Onions and Cress on Ryebread

Rullepølse is a traditional and one of the most popular cold cuts in Denmark. It is used in our famous open-face sandwiches. A piece of pork belly is flattened out and is spread with herbs  and seasoning (salt, pepper, allspice), chopped onions, and in some variants, parsley. It is then rolled up and placed in a brine […]

Pancakes with Lemon Crème and Raspberry Coulis

Pancakes are the favorite comfort food for the Danes in the winter and it cold outside. Lemons are in season and, well, we can get fresh fruit and berries all year around, so why nut brighten up things on a dark, cold day. This is a quick and easy recipe and is popular with adults […]

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 […]

Spicy Carrot-Apple Soup with Fresh Mint

Carrots – like all root vegetables – thrive in a cold climate and in the Nordic countries. Carrots have lots of fiber, vitamins (especially C- vitamin) and minerals such as calcium and manganese. In these cold winter months, Danes eat lots of soups – and this soup gives hope for the spring with its bright […]

Chocolate Cake with Porter

Danes are a beer drinking nation. They drink more beer than wine and they even made food with beer – desserts too. A good porter is fantastic with a chocolate cake. The cake is made with porter and gives the cake a let bitter taste. Good for people who don’t like their cakes too sweet. […]

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

Jerusalem artichokes, also called sunchokes, are the tubers of a variety of sunflower and taste a little like an artichoke. The brown outer skin hides a crisp white inside that tastes sweet and nutty. After peeling, it can be a bit tricky, but well worth the effort, it can be used raw in salads, cooked […]

Braised Duck Legs with Celery Root, Kohlrabi and Apple Mash

Yesterday, I talked about getting whole ducks on sale and cutting the legs and breast off and making two different dishes instead of just one. This is a nice comforting dish with celery root, kohlrabi and apple mask instead of mashed potatoes. It is always nice to have a large celery root and kohlrabi in […]

Salt Cured Duck Breast and Jerusalem Artichokes Salad

A week after Christmas, whole, fresh ducks were on sale in Denmark. I bought one, and once I was at home, I cut off the breasts and legs. I made salt cured duck breast , which can take up to a week, and placed the legs in the freezer. Now the breasts are finished and […]