Friday, 17 June 2011

Recipes from The Scandinavian Cookbook

It's been bothering me that I haven't done a food post in an age. It's not like we haven't been eating obviously, it's just finding time to cook Scandinavian food in keeping with the theme. We tend to eat a lot more global food on a daily basis, (strangely enough, our chilli intake has risen dramatically since moving to a country where spicy food doesn't really exist!), but it is nice to make Scandinavian food from time to time, especially when gorgeous seasonal produce is plentily available!

Here are a few recent recipes from Trine Hahnemann's beautiful book The Scandinavian Cookbook. The amazing photographs alone make this book worth possessing, the recipes are clear and concise, and it's also nice to have a cookery book where the recipes are set out on a month by month basis...

These beautifully light Salmon Burgers (recipe here) are perfect for a summer supper, with the added bonus that the children really enjoyed them too! I left it too late to make the rye focaccia on this occasion, but it worked just as well with a French loaf.

Whilst looking for something to make with a nice piece of pork foreloin, I came across this recipe for Pork with Rosemary, thyme and garlic. It actually falls under the December section, but because of the lemon in it, it works equally well as a summer Sunday lunch with seasonal veg and new potatoes...

Last but not least, and in time for strawberry season, the easiest recipe for meringues in the world...recipe here. While these were in the oven, certain members of my family actually questioned whether I had read the recipe correctly!! However, both have now said, they won't bother making meringues the long way round again!

Should I be organised enough to remember to take pictures, I will report back with recipes from July and August shortly!...


  1. Thanks for the recipes, Emily. Salmon burger sounds really good.

  2. It makes a nice change from beef or pork too! :)

  3. merangue recipe dutifully book marked :)

  4. Good good, you won't go back! I definitely recommend the book for lots of similar recipes! :)

  5. I have this book and I love it. You're right about the pictures too. Looking forward to seeing some more summer recipes! x

  6. Thanks Kitty! Sometimes I think it's too nice to have stuck away on my ever expanding cookery book shelf!! See you at the next photo walk? Emma :)


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