Norwegian Christmas Salad / Julesalat

A recipe for a spicy salad found on meny.no
Norwegian Christmas Salad / Julesalat

A delicious salad with Greek type of yogurt, fruit and herring. Perfect as an accessory on the Christmas brunch table or buffet! A recipe with taste of Christmas.

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Fish in Mustard and Onion Sauce / Fisk i Sennep- og Løksaus

A recipe for boiled fish in tasty sauce found in “Hverdagsmat”
(Everyday Food) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1979

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Etikasilakat – Finnish Sweet and Sour Herring / Finsk Sursøt Sild

A Finish starter recipe found in i “Kulinarisk Pass”
(Culinary Passport) published by Tupperware in 1970

Etikasilakat – Finnish Sweet and Sour Herring / Finsk Sursøt Sild

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Danish Fried Herring with Beetroot Salad / Stegte Sild med Rødbedesalat

A traditional Danish dinner recipe found on
familiejournal.dk
Danish Fried Herring with Beetroot Salad / Stegte Sild med Rødbedesalat

Anyone who knows a little about Scandinavian food in the old times knows that herring, both fresh and salted, was a central part of the diet not just along the coast. Barrels of salted herring were easy to transport and became part of the diet also on the countryside.

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Strömmingslåda – Swedish Herring Mould / Svensk Sildeform

A classic Swedish recipe found in “Kulinarisk Pass”
(Culinary Passport) published by Tupperware in 1970

Strömmingslåda – Swedish Herring Mould / Svensk Sildeform

Herring is one of the very best food sources for vitamin D. Our bodies make this vitamin in sunlight, but in Nordic climate, it’s easy not to get enough. There seems to be more to vitamin D than strong teeth and bones. It’s now thought that vitamin D deficiency might be a factor in many diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and diabetes.

Herring is loaded with EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). These fatty acids help prevent heart disease and keep the brain functioning properly. They also seem to be effective in reducing inflammatory conditions, such as Crohn’s disease and arthritis.

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Pickled Herring and Potatoes / Sill och Potatis

A traditional Swedish recipe found on godmat.org
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Herring and potatoes was poor people’s staple dinner in the old days here in Scandinavia. The sea was full of herring and it could be salted for storing and potatoes were cheap too. But don’t think their dinner plates looked anything like the one on the picture above, because that is party food – Ted

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