Blini – Russian Pancakes / Russiske Pannekaker

A pancake recipe found in “Mat som Smaker”
(Tasty Food) utgitt i 1968

Blini – Russian Pancakes / Russiske Pannekaker

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.

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Cod fillet with Spinach / Torskefilet med Spinat

A light lunch dish found in “Sommermat” (Summer Food)
published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1979

Cod fillet with Spinach / Torskefilet med Spinat

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Swedish Bellman’s Mould / Bellmanslåde

classic Swedish mould bake found in “Kunglig Spis”
(Royal Range) publicerad 1982

Swedish Bellman’s Mould / Bellmanslåde

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.

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Fish fillets with Crab Sauce / Fiskefilet Med Krabbe

A classic Swedish lunch recipe found in “Cattelins Kokebok” (Cattelin’s Cook Book) published in 1978Fish fillets with Crab Sauce / Fiskefilet Med Krabbe

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.

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Swedish Hash / Svensk Pytt i Panna

The recipe for a classic Swedish lunch dish
found on
thespruce.comSwedish Hash / Svensk Pytt i Panna

For best results, try to dice the potatoes, onion, and leftover meat into uniform 1/4-inch pieces. The potatoes should be drained of any water and patted dry before cooking.

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Breaded Plaice with Tartar Sauce / Sprøstekt Rødspette med Tartarsaus

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 Tartar Sauce / Sprøstekt Rødspette med Tartarsaus

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.

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Crab Patties / Krabbekaker

A modernised version of the classic Norwegian
crab patties found on
 godfisk.no

Crab Patties / Krabbekaker

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.

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Baked Salmon Slices with Lemon Butter / Ovnsbakte Lakseskiver Med Sitronsmør

A lunch recipe found on “Lettvint for Små Familier” (Easy for Small Families) utgitt av Hjemmets Kokebokklubb i 1981
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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.

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Shellfish Salad with Tarragon / Skalldyrsalat med Estragon

A recipe for a cold dinner dish found in“Alt om Urter”
(All About Herbs) published by Den Norske Bokklubben in 1985

Shellfish Salad with Tarragon / Skalldyrsalat med Estragon

This salad makes a simple yet delicious main course
for a summer lunch or cold dinner.

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Danish Chicken Tartlets / Kyllingetarteletter

A Danish starter/lunch recipe found on soendag.dkDanish Chicken Tartlets / Kyllingetarteletter

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Cottage Cheese and Corn Patties / Cottage cheese– og Maispletter

A lunch recipe from “Mett På En Litt Sunnere Måte” (Satisfied
in a little healtier way) a free E-booklet published by
 tine.no

Cottage Cheese and Corn Patties / Cottage cheese– og Maispletter

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Stuffed Rolls / Fylte Rundstykker

A quick recipe found in  “Mat for Travle” (Food for People in a Hury) utgitt av Hjemmets Kokebokklubb i 1982
Stuffed Rolls / Fylte Rundstykker

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Swedish Egg Cake / Svensk Eggekake

A traditional Swedish lunch/dinner recipe found in
“Carl Butler’s Cook Book” published i Norwegian
by Cappelen i 1974

Swedish Egg Cake / Svensk Eggekake

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.

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Avocado with Bacon and Roquefort Dressing / Avokado med Bacon og Roquefortdressing

A starter/light lunch recipe found in “French Cooking”
published Golden Apple in 1986

Avocado with Bacon and Roquefort Dressing / Avokado med Bacon og Roquefortdressing

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.

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Salmon Burgers on Potato Patties / Grove Laksekarbonader på Potetlapper

A delicious salmon recipe found on rema.no
Salmon Burgers on Potato Patties / Grove Laksekarbonader på Potetlapper

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