International food nights goes to Denmark
Saturday night was our turn to host an international food night dinner. As you may recall we picked D at the last supper and we ended up decided to go with food from....................DENMARK!
In doing research on Danish food I found it wasn't very exciting and it is predominantly a meat and Potato culture. However, since we are meat and potato kind of people it meant that we were going to be able to make a few things that would likely become new favourites in our everyday cooking.
To start we had Smorrebrod ice cold snaps and Carlsberg beer.
This consists of a slice of Rye bread and then an assortment of topping to go on top.
We had Pate, smoked Salmon, sautéed shrimp, cream cheese and beet relish. Now from what I read it is common to put all of these things on top of one slice.....and even though it sounded gross we all tried it and guess was it was AMAZING. Who would have though all those strong tastes would work so great together!
For our 2nd appetizer Mr. Pickles made havarti which is a Danish cheese wrapped in bacon. Now this isn’t a traditional Danish recipe, but we found it on my go to site www.dairygoodness.ca and thought it sounded great. However, cheese and bacon on a hot BBQ didn’t quite work out...it was good but not as nice looking as the picture online
Our 3rd appetizer was fried havarti cheese....we ended up being sooo full that we skipped that appie and just Mr.P and I had it on Sunday. It was great though!!
Our main course was very simple. We made the national dish of Denmark, Frikadeller. It is basically a pork and beef meatball, which is served with thick gravy, boiled potatoes, pickles and pickled beets. Now the recipe was so easy and I do make meatballs quite a bit so I didn’t think they would be any different than our norm. However, they were also amazing and the gravy was just perfect! So although simple meal this is something that I would make over and over again
For Dessert I made kringles. I have never made pastries before, but these turned out great too....oh so yummy!
So all in all it was another great International Meal! I just love these nights since we are able to discover new foods that we would have likely never ever tried! At the end on the meal my parents picked a C out of the bag....hmmmmmmm Canadian food.....maybe we will just all go out to a restaurant and eat...LOL
Till next time