Pike Filet with Nettles / Gjeddefilet med Nesler

A spring recipe from “Carl Butlers kokebok Fortsettelsen”
(Carl Butler’s Cook book-The Continuation)
published by Cappelen in 1991
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cover_smallIn 1974 cookbook history was written in Scandinavia. 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 dried herbs and garlic this book is found in hundreds of thousands of Swedish, Finnish, Danish and traditional badge swedish_flatNorwegian homes. The book put for the first time coq au vin, moussaka and patè on many a scandinavian’s table. This book was the first cook book I bought and I still got it and still use it.

It took 17 years before I and every other Scandinavian fan of the book could rush to the book store to buy the continuation. It is simply called “Carl Butler’s Cook book – The Continuation”. This recipe is the first one I post from that book, a lot of recipes from the one from 1974 has been posted already as they are also featured in a cook book Butler made for IKEA and I’ve posted lots of recipes from  that book – Ted

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