Scandinavian Summer Kitchen

The other night, I had some friends over for a selection of Scandinavian inspired cuisine and they really enjoyed my cooking. I thought I’d share these summery recipes on the EuroTalk blog over the coming months as it is always good to have a few foodie ideas up your sleeve – you just never know when your friends might ring that doorbell and invite themselves for dinner. And as well as being tasty, these yummy dishes are full of lovely healthy ingredients and with their vivid colours of purples and greens, they’ll make your dinner table look great.

The first one I’d like to share with you makes for a lovely starter or a light lunch, and it goes so well with warm rye bread. Most Ikea stores sell Rågbröd Finax rye bread mix, which is perfect for this recipe. However, if you cannot obtain rye bread, I believe any sour dough based bread would also taste very nice with this salad.


Summer salad with mackerel on warm rye bread 

salad Serves 4

1 smoked mackerel
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
2 small red onions, finely chopped
A generous bunch of chives, finely chopped
2 tbsp capers
2 hard-boiled eggs, finely chopped
200g salad leaves of your choice
salt and freshly ground pepper
To serve:
8 slices of rye bread
8 radishes, finely sliced


Discard any mackerel bones and break the fish into small pieces. Mix it with cucumber, onion, chives, capers, egg and salad leaves in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve on warm rye bread, garnished with sliced radishes.

Enjoy with your favourite cold drink and some good company!


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