A pancake recipe found in “Mat som Smaker” (Tasty Food) utgitt i 1968
Blini is Russian mini pancakes popular in Scandinavia. They differ from regular Scandinavian pancakes by raising them with yeast. Should you make real blinds, there should be buckwheat flour in the batter, and you will get pancakes that taste great served with chopped raw onions, crème fraîche and capelin* roe or smoked salmon and sour cream.
*A small fish of the North Atlantic, resembling a smelt. It is abundant in coastal waters and provides a staple food for humans and many animals.
classic Swedish mould bake found in “Kunglig Spis” (Royal Range) publicerad 1982
Bellman’s mould has been said to be a variation on Jansson’s Temptation. But really it’s just the opposite!
This mould was one of Stallmästargården’s specialties in the 1920s and 1930s, and was very popular both as snack and as a full luncheon. Jansson’s temptation eventually developed as a variation on the Bellman Mould.
A classic Swedish lunch recipe found in “Cattelins Kokebok” (Cattelin’s Cook Book) published in 1978
Cattelin was one of the best and cheapest restaurants in Stockholm. It had survived wars, disasters and changing tastes, and still managed to pack ‘em in until they were forced to shut down in 2011, so they must have done a lot of things right.
This is a nice dish for a lunch party – it is not too time-consuming to make either. The fish you use should be firm. An admonishing word along the way: Make sure the mushrooms are browned properly, not boiled.
A classic Danish lunch recipe found in “Mat til Hverdag og Fest” (Food for Everydays and Parties) utgitt av Hjemmets Kokebokklubb i 1984
Breaded plaice with juicy, delicious fish meat under a delicate crust and served with tartar sauce and a little crispy salad and a lemon slice. This is party food at everyday prices. Fresh or frozen everyone likes plaice.
A modernised version of the classic Norwegian crab patties found on godfisk.no
Crabs live on the bottom of the sea, from shallow beach areas down to 300-400 meter / 1000-1300 feet depth. In Norway, it is usually found as deep down to 50 meter / 165 feet and in areas with a lot of stones. Fall is the main season for catching a crab here. Then the crab are at their best, with plenty of meat in the shells and a delicious white meat in the claws.
Crab meat has been used to make patties like this in Norway for a long time. This recipe on the other hand they have been modernized via Eastern cuisines.
A lunch recipe found on “Lettvint for Små Familier” (Easy for Small Families) utgitt av Hjemmets Kokebokklubb i 1981
Serve this delicate salmon with boiled potatoes and boiled snow peas or cucumber salad. The very best salmon is “wild salmon” salmon that has lived naturally. But the farmed fish are almost as good and far less expensive.
Rainbow trout or other large trout can be cooked in the same way, or buy slices of large cod or other fish. Cooking fish in the oven in foil is convenient and saves on dishwashing. The fish take care of itself and you can concentrate on making the accessories.
A traditional Swedish lunch/dinner recipe found in “Carl Butler’s Cook Book” published i Norwegian by Cappelen i 1974
Nordic cookbook history was written in 1974. That year a bunch of foodie friends published a cookbook that would become one of Scandinavia’s most popular, “Carl Butler’s Cookbook”. With folded corners, patches of pie dough, tomato and French mustard and an unmistakable scent of herbal spices and garlic it can be found in hundreds of thousands of Swedish, Finnish, Danish and Norwegian homes. The book put for the first time coq au vin, moussaka and paté on our tables.
A starter/light lunch recipe found in “French Cooking” published Golden Apple in 1986
The avocado (Persea americana) is a tree long thought to have originated in South Central Mexico, classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae. Recent archaeological research produced evidence that the avocado was present in Peru as long as 8,000 to 15,000 years ago. Avocado (also alligator pear) refers to the tree’s fruit, which is botanically a large berry containing a single large seed.