Homemade Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy. We changed a little bit the recipe for the gravy, but everything was really delicious! Fun fact: Contrary to popular belief, Swedish meatballs are actually from Turkey and was brought to Sweden by King Charles XII, after he spent 5 years in Turkey.
Rogaliki usually are a sweet combination between a pastry and a cookie with or without filling. This dish occurs in many European countries, such as 'Rogalik' in Russian and Ukrainian cuisine, 'Kipferl' in Austro-Germany, 'kifla' in Serbo-Croatian, 'rogal' in Polish, 'giffel' in Danish, 'rožok' in Slovak also, as well in Bulgarian, Hungarian, Swedish, Macedonian, Albanian,...Read more
A hot drink based from wine. Traditionally consumed in Austria (Glühwein), Germany, Britain and the Scandinavian countries, on Christmas bazaars and festivities that are held outdoors. Don’t buy a very expensive wine for the drink, it’s not necessary, but don’t use too poor or cheap also. It’s important when heating not to bring the wine to a boil or...Read more
A wonderful recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas, other holidays, or just for a simple dinner. Hasselback is the way to cut the product (ingredient). In this recipe, it's squash, into thin slices, adding between the cuts some things, in this case, the bay leaf, which gives the flavor and aroma to the dish...Read more
Golubtsi is popular dish in many Eastern European countries and the Middle East made of cabbage leaves stuffed with a variety of ingredients. Very similar to dolma, which uses grape leaves. In Serbia, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia, cabbage rolls with smoked pork are very popular at Christmas. They are cooked in a skillet or baked in the oven. In Romania,...Read more
Räkmacka is a popular Swedish open faced shrimp sandwich. I usually order it every time when we go to IKEA, it’s a light, fresh and very tasty sandwich. You can use any type of bread but usually this sandwich uses rye bread and makes it much tastier. Either way it’s best to use a hearty bread that can hold heavy shrimp, eggs...Read more
This is a Scandinavian recipe for raw salmon. Great appetizer for the holidays, you can serve with vodka, dry white wine, or aquavit (a traditional Scandinavian spirit). For this recipe I like to use lemon salt. If you don't have fresh dill you can use dry dill to marinate the fish. Serve plain or on top of rye bread,...Read more