Swedish Fish and More

One of my favorite things is experimenting with world cuisines. It’s even more exciting when I get to cook with someone from another country. On this occasion my son Braxton’s friend Lovisa, from Sweden, came up to cook several of her Swedish favorites. We ended up making three kinds of fish; salmon, halibut and tuna, along with a yummy dessert and Swedish Crackers. The Swedish Cracker recipe is from my friend Kirsten and they are AMAZING!

When recently recreating the salmon, I added a few yummy delicacies from IKEA to the appetizer tray. My family knows I get into experimentation mode over the holidays so nothing surprises them anymore, not even Smoked Roe from a tube! 

If you are a Salmon, Trout, Steelheader Magazine reader, here are the additional recipes I referenced in my cooking column.

Lovisa warned me that the Creamed Smoked Roe was very salty but she said it was best served with hard boiled egg slices on crackers. Sprinkled with a little dill, it was very good.

There are several types of crackers to choose from at IKEA.  If you want to make your own, the ones below are delicious.

Super easy, this Lingonberry Jam tastes amazing topped on cream cheese on a cracker. It would also be great with brie.

Making the green pea mash. Simply cook peas in water, strain, add butter and cream, and puree. So good on the halibut!

Lovisa put Braxton in charge of dessert, yikes!

My favorite part of the day was watching Lovisa text back and forth with her mom about the recipes she was making. It felt like she was here with us, not all the way across the globe.



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