Month: May 2013

Biff à la Lindström (Swedish Hamburger)

Ingredients: 2/3 lb lean ground beef 1/3 lb ground pork 1/3 lb ground veal 1 egg, beaten 3 tablespoons bread crumbs 3 pickled beet slices, finely diced 1 1/2 tablespoons capers, minced 1/2 small onion, finely diced 1 (cucumber) pickle spear, finely diced to serve: top with fried eggs Directions: […]

Chicken & Spring Onion Dirty Rice

Ingredients: 1/2 lb chicken livers, pureed 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 jalapenos, minced 2 stalks celery, diced 1 large bunch spring onions, bulbs and greens diced (separate use) 2 tablespoon minced fresh Italian parsley 1 1/2 teaspoons Creole seasoning 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika 1 1/3 cups chicken stock (divided use) […]

Savory Spice Pickled Beets

Ingredients: 3 lbs peeled, cooked beets 3 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds 2 teaspoons dill seed 2 teaspoons fennel seed 2 teaspoons tellicherry peppercorns 6 whole cloves 6 whole star anise 1 teaspoon white coriander seeds 1 teaspoon canning salt 3 bay leaves 1 cup white vinegar 1 cup red wine […]

Salmon Dill Egg Salad

Ingredients: 6 hard-boiled eggs 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 teaspoons Dijon 3 oz Norwegian smoked salmon, minced 1 1/2 tablespoons minced dill freshly ground black pepper Directions: Remove the yolks from the eggs. Place them in small bowl. Mash lightly then stir in the mayo, mustard, pepper, salmon and dill. Chop […]

Rye Kielbasa Frittata

Ingredients: 8 eggs, beaten 1 lb smoked kielbasa (I used wiejska which has garlic and marjoram), diced 1 small onion, diced 8 oz crimini mushrooms, diced 3/4 oz chives, chopped 1/4 cup milk 2 cups cubed rye bread sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 325. In […]

Lemon Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: 6 mini cucumbers, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds 1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced 1 lemon, thinly sliced 1 bay leaf dressing: 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 cup 10% Ättiksprit (Swedish white vinegar) 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon black peppercorns 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard seed 1 1/2 […]

Bacon Braised Potatoes

Ingredients: 2 strips crisp thick cut bacon, diced 1 large onion, halved the thinly sliced 2 lb mixed Betty Crocker Fresh Baby Red and Yellow Potatoes 3 sprigs’ worth of thyme leaves 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 3 cups chicken stock 1 oz crumbled Gorgonzola […]

Sabich

Ingredients: 2 Italian eggplants, thinly sliced 6 pitas, halved 6 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 1/3 cup hummus for the Israeli salad: 2 tomatoes, cubed 1 English cucumber, cubed 1 small onion, cubed 3 tablespoons minced Italian parsley juice and zest of one lemon sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Toss […]

Spring Chicken Pasta Salad with Lemon-Thyme Dressing

Ingredients: 4 cups cubed cooked chicken breast 10 oz cooked mafalda pasta 3/4 cup chopped red onion 2 stalks celery, diced 1 1/2 cups bite-sized asparagus, steamed (about 12 stalks) 2 (loose) cups watercress 10 cornichons, sliced into coins zest of 1 lemon dressing: 1/3 cup mayonnaise juice of 1/2 […]