Fish & Seafood Dishes
Masters of the seas since the age of the Vikings, Scandinavians excel in creating flavorful fish and seafood dishes. Whether they use herring or salmon, shellfish or freshwater trout, these recipes make the most of the riches of both lake and ocean.
Salmon and Nettles in Puff Pastry with Caviar Cream Sauce
Fresh-caught local salmon, steamed to perfection in a puff pastry shell
Trina Hahnemann's Pan-Fried Flounder with Potatoes in Parsley
A simple and delicious pan-fried flounder recipe from Trina Hahnemann's beautiful The Scandinavian Cookbook (©2009, Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC).
Scandinavian Fish Pizza - A Recipe for Pizza with Smoked Salmon and Dill Pesto
This easy pizza recipe capitalizes upon a few favorite Scandinavian ingredients - smoked salmon and dill.
Cold-cured Scandinavian salmon, or gravlax, leaps to the next level when "finished off" with an hour or two in a backyard smoker.
Glödstekt Forell i Folie - Foil-roasted Trout
A Recipe for Glödstekt Forell i Folie, Scandinavian Foil-roasted Trout
Torskeboller – Salt Codfish Balls
Torskebuller, salt codfish balls, are an excellent way to use one of Norway's most common exports.
Herring Salad (Sillsalad) with Potatoes and Caraway-Lemon Vinaigrette
Herring salad with Caraway-Lemon vinaigrette is a light and colorful dish, whether served as a main dish or as a first course on a buffet or smörgåsbord table.
No dish is more uniquely Scandinavian than Gravlax, cold-cured salmon. Here's how to prepare it for your next gathering.
Basic Fish Stock
Fish stock, made from the bones, heads, and roe (eggs) of white fish, is great to have on hand for making incomparable Scandinavian fish soups, chowders, and casseroles. If you take the time (about 40 minutes) to make a large batch, it can be frozen in one-cup quantities to defrost and use when needed.
Fish au Gratin (Fiskgratäng)
Sweden's version of Fish au Gratin, Fiskgratäng, is a sophisticated but easy-to-prepare white fish casserole lightly flavored with dill and lemon.
A classic Norwegian dish, Fiskepudding is an elegant and delectable main course. Use a decorative mold to optimize the presentation.
Salmon Patties with Horseradish Sauce
A Nordic recipe for salmon patties with horseradish sauce
Nordic Salmon Chowder with Saffron
A velvety salmon and seafood chowder, lightly flavored with saffron.
Sweden's Classic Toast Skagen
Sweden's classic Toast Skagen, developed by Tore Wretman
Salmon Loaf - "Cupboard Cookery" at its Finest
A recipe for salmon loaf - "cupboard cookery" at its finest
Succulent Salmon Recipes
a list of succulent salmon recipes
Home-smoked Salmon with Star Anise
Kari Diehl's favorite "secret ingredient" flavors the brine of this home-smoked salmon.