DELICIOUS ON YOUR SANDWICH OR AS A SIDE TO HERRING OR ANY OTHER DISH ๐Ÿ˜Š

YOU NEED THIS:
2
SMALL CUCUMBERS
50 ML SALT
1 LITER OF WATER
DILL

DO THIS:
1. Mix the water with the salt until it has dissolved. It takes about 2 min
2. Chop DILL and add to the water together with the cucumbers. Leave in a sealed container and put in the fridge. Can be eaten after one day but taste the best after 2 days.

Try it on a sandwich with cheese or liver spread!
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THIS DISH BRINGS ME BACK TO ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
WE ALWAYS SPENT THE SUMMERS BY OUR SUMMER HOUSE ON THE EAST COAST OF SWEDEN IN THE ARCHIPELAGO.
MY MOM OFTEN MADE THIS DISH FOR THE DAYS WE SPENT ON ONE OF THE MANY LITTLE ISLANDS..
IT WAS HEATED UP ON THE BRAAI. ๐Ÿ˜Š


SERVES 2

YOU NEED THIS:

HERRING FILLETS (please see the recipe below this)
10 BABY POTATOES
1 RED ONION
DILL
CHIVES
BUTTER
2 EGGS
FOIL

DO THIS:

Put the oven on 200 degrees
1.
Boil the potatoes.
2. Boil the egg for about 7 min
3. Slice the onion and chop the DILL
4. Remove the potatoes from the water and let it cool down. Slice the potatoes and put on sheets of foil. Add the red onion, chopped egg and DILL. Season with some salt. Add the HERRING pieces and top off with some pieces of butter. Its also nice to to add a fee teaspoons of the herring stock to add flavour.
5. Close the FOIL package and put on a baking tray.
6. Put in the oven for about 5 min, just until the butter has melted. Top off with chopped chives and some sour cream.

THE TRADITIONAL SIDES TO HERRING IS CRISP BREAD WITH CHEESE AND SALT CUCUMBER (recipe to follow)

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IN SWEDEN WE EAT A LOT OF HERRING (SILL IN SWEDISH) it is basically pickled fish seasoned with different spices, there are many versions!

THE MOST COMMON WAY TO EAT IT IS WITH SOME BOILT BABY POTATOES WITH SOUR CREAM AND CHIVES.

BUT THERE ARE OTHER WAYS FOR THE HERRING TO BE SERVED (one recipe to follow)

WE EAT SILL FOR CHRISTMAS, EASTER AND MIDSUMMER... AND A LOT OF IT DURING THE SUMMER AS IT IS A PERFECT FRESH SUMMER LUNCH!

KEEP AN OPEN MIND AND GIVE IT A TRY! ๐Ÿ˜Š

YOU NEED THIS:

4 HERRING FILLETS ( I've bought at pick n pay)
50 ML/ 1/2 DL VINEGAR
150 ML/ 1 1/2 DL WATER
2 DL/ 200 ML SUGAR
DILL
1 RED ONION
3 BAYLEAVES
10 PEPPER CORNS
1 TEASPOON OF DRIED OREGANO
1 TEASPOON OF SALT

DO THIS:

1. Mix the water, vinegar and sugar in a small pot and heat up and boil until all the sugar has dissolved. Leave it to cool down. Add the spices to the mix.
2. Cut the HERRING FILLETS into 2-3 cm pieces.
Slice the red onion and chop the dill.
3. In a glass jar layer red onion, HERRING pieces and dill. Add the vinegar liquid. Put it the lid on and leave in the fridge over the night.

The next day it is ready to eat!
PSS.. SERVE WITH SALTED CUCUMBER (recipe to follow and radishes)
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MY VERSION OF CROQUE MONSIEUR!
PERFECT WHEN YOU NEED SOMETHING QUICK AND TASTY!



YOU NEED THIS:
RUSTIC BREAD
MATURED CHEESE
SMOKED HAM
DIJON MUSTARD
BUTTER
TOMATOES (optional)

DO THIS:

Put the oven on 225 degrees.
1. Cut the bread into 1 cm slices. Heat up a pan and add a good helping of butter. (Not Margarine - butter!)
ROAST the bread on both sides until golden. Remove and put on an oven tray.
2. Add a thin layer of Dijon mustard, then the smoked ham. (Use a good quality thick smoked ham)
3. Add thin slices of tomatoes if you'd like.
4. Grate the cheese and add on top. A generous amount of cheese!
5. Grill in the oven for a few minutes until the cheese is golden brown.
6. SERVE WITH some salad and make a nice salad dressing with oil, red wine vinegar and Dijon mustard.

THIS IS SO DELICIOUS!
(Warning: not for the health Concious๐Ÿ˜Š)
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SO SIMPLE AND SO DELICIOUS, PERFECT SIDE DISH FOR THE BRAAI!

YOU NEED THIS:
1 RED ONION
PEPPERS
BABY MARROW/ SQUASH
MUSHROOMS
ROCKET
1 CLOVE OF GARLIC
OIL
FETA CHEESE 
SALT & PEPPER

DO THIS:

1. Cut the onions and vegetables and put them in a bowl. Add a little oil and salt and pepper. Add onto skewers and grill/ braai them until they have received a lot of colour at the same time having that crunchy crisp!
2. Cut the mushrooms ๐Ÿ„ and fry in some butter, lastly add the grated garlic and salt and pepper.
3. Take the vegetables off the kebabs and add the mushrooms, feta cheese and chopped rocket. Mix & serve immediately!

YUM! ๐Ÿ„

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COMFORTING SUNDAY DINNER WITH GARLIC, LEMON AND THYME CHICKEN SERVED WITH CRISPY HASSELBACK POTATOES, VEGETABLES AND A CREAMY SAUCE...

SERVES 4

YOU NEED THIS:

4 CHICKEN FILLETS (preferably with skin still on)
POTATOES
FRESH THYME
1 CLOVE OF GARLIC
1 LEMON
1/2 CUP OF CREAM
2 CHICKEN STOCK CUBES
1 BROWN ONION OR ABOUT 10 PICKLE ONIONS
ABOUT 5 CARROTS
BUTTER
OIL
SALT & PEPPER
BREADCRUMBS

DO THIS:

1. Put the oven on 225 degrees.
2. Peel the potatoes, cut them in half if they are large. Try to have them all the same size so they have the same cooking time.
3. Slice the potatoes but make sure you don't cut it through all the way down. Put the potatoes on an oiled baking pan. Melt some butter and brush the potatoes with the butter. Add some salt and put in the oven until they turned golden brown (about 20 min) TAke out and add some more butter and breadcrumbs. Bake for another 5 min.
4. Sauce: cut some pickling onions and the carrots and fry in a small pot in some butter. Almost fill the pot up with water and add the chicken stock cubes. Let it come to a boil. Let it simmer. The longer the better. It should be reduced till half. 
Take the onions and carrots out using a strainer. Add some butter and then some flour to the pot. (About 2 teaspoons) Whisk and then add the sauce back to the pot. Add the cream and a splash of SOYA sauce if you'd like.
5. Clean the CHICKEN and put it in a bowl with some oil, grated garlic, THYME and lemon ๐Ÿ‹ juice. Season with salt and lemon pepper.
6. Heat up a pan and add some butter. Put the fillets in the pan with the skin side down first. Fry until the fillets received color on both sides. Remove and put in a baking form.
7. Add a little water to the pan. Just enough to cover it. Let it simmer and add it to the sauce (would recommend to use a strainer)
8. Bake the chicken finished in the oven until cooked through. Time depends on the size of the chicken. (Estimated time ABOUT 10 min)
9. Cut the onion and vegetables of your choice and fry in some butter and or oil until crisp.
10. SERVE & enjoy! ๐Ÿฅ

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SO QUICK AND EASY! PERFECT FOR A DINNER PARTY!

SERVES 2

YOU NEED THIS:

1 PORK FILLET
1 SMALL BROWN ONION
1 CLOVE OF GARLIC
250 ML CREAM
2 TABLESPOONS CREME FRAICHE (optional)
A SPLASH OF SOYA SAUCE
1 BEEF STOCK CUBE
1 TEASPOON OF DIJON MUSTARD
PARSLEY
SALT & PEPPER

DO THIS:

1. Clean the pork fillet and cut into 1 cm pieces.
Chop the onion finely and cut the mushrooms into pieces.
2. Heat up a pan and add some oil and butter. Fry the pork fillet on a high heat, season with salt and pepper and remove once they have received color. Add a little water to the pan and pour that over the pork and set a side to rest.
3. Add some butter and oil to the pan and fry the mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper. Lower the heat and add the onion and lastly the grated or chopped garlic.
4. Add the creme fraiche, cream, stock cube and mustard and let it come to a boil. Add some
SOYA sauce and let it simmer. No salt is actually needed for the sauce as the stock cube and the SOYA sauce makes it salty.
5. Chop Parsley finely and add to the sauce.

SERVE WITH CHIPS OR ROAST POTATOES AND SOME CRISPY BEANS!

ENJOY!
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SALMON IS PERFECT FOR THOSE HOT SUMMER NIGHTS! THIS SALMON DISH IS EXTRA FILLING WITH A POACHED EGG ON TOP!

SERVES 4

YOU NEED THIS:

4 SALMON FILLETS
BABY POTATOES
VEGETABLES
1 LEMON
4 EGGS
VINEGAR (for poaching)
SALT
BUTTER

SAUCE:
1/2 BROWN ONION
1/2 BOTTLE OF WHITE WINE
250 ML CREAM
DILL
A SQUEEZE OF LEMON JUICE
2 TABLESPOONS OF LIQUID FISH STOCK
1 TABLESPOON OF BUTTER

DO THIS:

1. Start with the sauce:
Chop the onion finely and fry in some butter on a medium heat. Add the white wine and let it boil for about ten minutes. Add the stock and cream and let it reduce till half. Season with salt and sugar if the sauce is very sour. Add a squeeze of lemon ๐Ÿ‹ and chopped dill. If the sauce needs to get thicker add a little flour and whisk.

2. Put the salmon fillets on an oiled baking form. Season with salt, lemon zest and chopped dill. BAKE in the oven on 200 degrees for about 15 min

3. Wash the potatoes and put in a pot with water, salt and DILL. Boil until soft.

4. Prepare the vegetables and boil or fry in some butter for just a few minutes until al dente.

5. Heat up a pot with water. Add a splash of VINEGAR. Put an egg in a ramekin. Create a twirl in the simmering water and slowly put the egg in the water. Then add the remaining eggs. The egg normally floats up when it's done. 

6. Assemble your dish with the sauce, salmon, POACHED egg, vegetables and the boiled potatoes on the side. GARNISH with watercress!

YUM! ๐Ÿ™‚

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ALL THOUGH TACOS IS OF MEXICAN ORIGIN, IT IS REGARDED AS A SWEDISH DISH. SWEDISH PEOPLE EAT A LOT OF TACOS ๐ŸŒฎ IN PARTICULAR ON FRIDAYS! 

ITS A SUPER EASY AND QUICK MEAL AND WILL TASTE EVEN BETTER IF YOU MAKE YOUR OWN TORTILLAS AND TACO SPICE! AND YES THAT IS SUPER EASY AND QUICK AS WELL! ๐Ÿ™‚

SERVES ABOUT 4

YOU NEED THIS:

500 G GOOD QUALITY MINCE
LETTUCE
CUCUMBER
TOMATOES
1 ONION
MATURED CHEESE
SALSA SAUCE
SOUR CREAM

SPICE MIX:
2 TABLESPOONS OF PAPRIKA SPICE
1/2 TEASPOON OF CAJUN OR CHILISPICE
1 TABLESPOON OF CUMIN POWDER
1 TEASPOON OF GARLIC POWDER/SALT
1 TEASPOON OF SALT
1 TABLESPOON OREGANO

TORTILLAS:
8 DL FLOUR (800 ml)
1 1/2 TEASPOON BAKING POWDER
1/2 TEASPOON SALT
1/2 DL OIL (50 ml)
3 DL WATER (300 ml)

DO THIS:

1. START WITH THE DOUGH:
Mix the flour, baking powder and salt together. Add the oil and the water and mix to a smooth dough and then put in the fridge for 30 minutes.
2. Prepare the salad, chop the onion, CUCUMBER, tomatoes and lettuce.
3. Grate the cheese.
4. Heat up a pan with some butter, fry the mince and then add the spice mix and half a cup of water and let it simmer. Add some ketchup if you'd like. I normally just add about
2 TABLESPOONS but it's not necessary.
5. Take out the dough from the fridge.
Cut the dough in to pieces, how many it becomes depends on the size you prefer. I did about 16 out of this dough.
Roll it out on a floured table with a rolling pin to 2-3 mm thick. Heat up a pan and fry it In a dry pan until it received color on both sides.
6. SERVE your TORTILLAS with the mince, salad , salsa and sour cream.

Freeze any left over tortillas!
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SIMPLE AND DELICIOUS DESSERT WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE.

SERVES 4 (smaller portions)



YOU NEED THIS:

1 EGG
300 ML CREAM (3 dl)
100 G GOOD QUALITY WHITE CHOCOLATE

DO THIS:

1. Whisk the egg in one bowl
2. Whisk the cream quite loosely in another bowl
3. Melt the chocolate in a pot on a low heat until its melted. Let the CHOCOLATE cool down a bit before you add it to the egg. Mix it on a slow speed with the electric whisk.
4. Fold in the cream a little by little.
5. Put in small glasses or bowls and put in the fridge for minimum an hour.

SERVE WITH FRESH RASPBERRIES AND MINT! ๐Ÿ‡

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