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The Swedish Table

2013
Author:

Helene Henderson

The Swedish Table

An engaging and modern guide to Swedish cooking

Drawing on her fondest childhood memories, Helene Henderson offers welcome insight into the treasures of Swedish cooking. From the potato, a Swedish staple, to dessert, the star of Swedish cuisine, The Swedish Table contains more than 125 recipes, including Lentil Salad with Radishes (Linssallad), Aquavit and Dill Marinated Salmon (Gravlax), Swedish Meatballs with Gravy (Köttbullar), and the traditional pastry, Bulla.

As someone who loves to eat and has enjoyed Helene’s cooking, I certainly recommend this very interesting cookbook.

Barbra Streisand

“Although I never physically fit in . . . being the sole tall, awkward African American among a sea of beautiful blonde, blue-eyed Swedes, it was my home. When I tasted the first potato of the summer, just dug out of the ground, or when I picked the first ripe cloudberry and popped it in my mouth, or when I took in the scent of seawater and we grilled salmon just off the boat, it didn’t matter what I looked like—I was Swedish. I was home, and I did belong.”

Drawing on her fondest childhood memories, Helene Henderson offers welcome insight into the treasures of Swedish cooking. From the potato, a Swedish staple, to dessert, the star of Swedish cuisine, The Swedish Table contains more than 125 recipes, including Yellow Pea Soup with Bacon (Ärtsoppa), Lentil Salad with Radishes (Linssallad), Aquavit and Dill Marinated Salmon (Gravlax), Swedish Meatballs with Gravy (Köttbullar), and the country’s traditional pastry, Bulla.

Encompassing both traditional Swedish dishes and modern, updated recipes, Henderson combines the ingredients and scents from the past with the produce and flavor of today. The Swedish Table includes an extensive guide to Swedish traditions and celebrations, the foods that accompany them, and a color gallery of photographs.

With this complete collection of elegant yet easy-to-follow recipes, Henderson takes us on an enticing tour through the magic of the forest, the lakes, and the farms of the Swedish countryside.

The Swedish Table

Helene Henderson is an African American, Swedish-born chef who was raised in Luleå, Sweden, where she learned how to cook. She currently runs Malibu Farm, an organic farm where she and her staff offer fresh catering, host special events, and teach cooking classes. You can visit her online at www.malibu-farm.com.

The Swedish Table

As someone who loves to eat and has enjoyed Helene’s cooking, I certainly recommend this very interesting cookbook.

Barbra Streisand

The Swedish Table is an amazing cookbook that wonderfully captures the simplicity and beauty of ‘husmanskost’—Swedish home cooking.

Marcus Samuelsson, author of Aquavit: And the New Scandinavian Cuisine and Yes, Chef

This is a wonderful book with delightful stories about Helene's childhood in Sweden. She is a talented cook and creatively combines Swedish classic recipes with contemporary ingredients. I can't wait to get into the kitchen and to start cooking!

Beatrice Ojakangas, author of Scandinavian Cooking

For the uninitiated who appreciate good food, this book will be a welcome experience, as fresh as the berries for its chilled blueberry soup recipe, with citrus-infused creme fraiche. Americans could benefit from learning about the Swedish table, both the food on it and the customs and culture surrounding it. The Swedish Table makes a fine introduction to both.

Erik Bledsoe

Swedish-born Henderson brings to American tables a refined and light version of traditional Swedish dishes. No less compelling than her food is the story of Henderson’s life.

Booklist

Where the usual Swedish cookbook emphases fish main dishes, The Swedish Table ably demonstrates the diversity of Swedish dishes available to cooks.

Midwest Book Review

For the uninitiated who appreciate good food, this book will be a welcome experience, as fresh as the berries for its chilled blueberry soup recipe, with citrus-infused creme fraiche. Americans could benefit from learning about the Swedish table, both the food on it and the customs and culture surrounding it. The Swedish Table makes a fine introduction to both.

ForeWord Magazine

Serves as an ode to the fresh earthy flavors of the Swedish forest and lakes, tweaked by her time in California.

Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Swedish Table

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Swedish Holidays, Customs, and Celebrations

Hot and Chilled Soups

Chilled Rose Hips Soup with Whipped Cream Nyponsoppa
Chilled Blueberry Soup with Citrus-Infused Creme Fraiche Blabarssoppa
Vanilla Rhubarb Soup Rabarbersoppa
Yellow Pea Soup with Bacon, Cherry Tomatoes, and Parsley Artsoppa
Vegetable Soup with Prosciutto-Filled "Gnocchi" Gwnsakssoppa med kroppkakor
Nettle, Sorrel, and Baby Spinach Soup with Garlic Croutons Nasselsoppa
Asparagus and Yukon Gold Potato Soup with Roasted Tomatoes Sparrissoppa
Potato and Leek Soup with Fried Parsley Potatis och purjolokssoppa
Red Beet Soup with Carrots and Balsamic Vinegar Rodbetssoppa
Lentil Soup with Roasted Garlic and Baby New Potatoes Linssoppa
Grilled Fish Soup with Saffron and Bacon Fisksoppa med bacon
Sweet Pea Soup Gronartssoppa
Wild-Mushroom Soup Svampsoppa

FROM HEAVEN

Potatoes

Baby New Potatoes with Sea Salt and Dill Potatis med drier och salt
Grilled Baby New Potato Salad with French Green Beans and Mint Potatissallad med haricots verts
Layered Three-Cheese Russet and Sweet Potato Gratin Potatisgratdng
Potato Salad with Herb Vinaigrette, Olives, and Red Onions Potatissallad med oliver
Tricolored Potato Hash with Bacon, Corn, and Roasted Red Pepper Pytt i panna
Jansson's Temptation with Smoked Salmon and Capers Janssons frestelse
Skillet-Roasted Potatoes with Fresh Herbs and Lemon Rdstekt potatis med drier och citron
Hasselback's Potatoes Hasselbackspotatis
Potato Pancakes Rdrivna potatispldttar
Classic Mashed Potatoes Potatismos
Potatoes Cooked in Cream and Dill Dillstuvad potatis
Vegetarian Potato Lasagna Potatislasagne
Absolut Wild Game with Chanterelle Mushrooms Algstek med kantarellsds
Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Corn Sauce Filet mignon med majssds
Juniper- and Lavender-Marinated Rack of Lamb Marinerade lammkotletter
Calf's Liver with Bacon and Caramelized Onion Lever stekt i skivor med lok och bacon
Roasted Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Loin of Pork Fldskfile med vitlok
Oven-Baked Veal Roast with Parsley Vinaigrette Kalvstek med persiljesds
Swedish Meatballs with Gravy Kottbullar
Chicken with Prosciutto and Gruyere Cheese with Apple-Pomegranate Relish Kycklingmlader med ost, skinka och dppelchutney
Rosemary Chicken Skewers with Bacon-Wrapped Figs Rosmarinmarinerade kycklingspettmedfikon
Chickenschnitzel with Caper Berries, Parsley, and Lemon Kycklingschnitzel
Pineapple-, Orange-, and Lime-Marinated Chicken Breast Ananasmarinerad kyckling
Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables Kyckling i ugn

Meat,Game, and Chicken

Roasted Rack of Vension with Herb Vinaigrette Renkotletter med basilikas

FROM THE EARTH

FROM THE FOREST AND THE FARM

Fish and Shellfish
Aquavit and Dill-Marinated Salmon Gravlax
Gravlax with Mustard-Dill Sauce and Fresh Baby Spinach Gravlax med dillsas
Smoked-Salmon Tartar Gravlax tartar
Grilled Salmon Fillets with Tarragon and Pink-Peppercorn Sauce Grillad lax med rosepepparsds
Grilled Salmon Fillets with Herb Butter and Cucumber Salsa Grillad lax med gurksaha
Oven-Baked Whole Salmon with Dill, Rosemary, and Lemon Lax med rosmarin och citron
Marinated Arctic Char with Whitefish Roe Sauce Fisk med lojromssas
Grilled Fish Kebabs with Tomato Salad Fiskspett med tomatsallad
Cabbage-Wrapped Sea Bass with Saffron Sauce Fiskkaldolmar
Halibut with Fresh Herb Crust Hdlleflundra med b'rtskorpa
Fillet of Sole with Lemon Sauce and Baby Artichokes Fisk med citron och krondrtskocka
Fillet of Sole with Leeks, Tomatoes, and Olives Fisk med tomater och oliver
Grilled Lake Trout with Lemon and Mint Gddda med citron
Cornflake-Crusted Crispy Fried Freshwater Perch Abborre med majsflingskorpa
Lake Trout Stuffed with Tomatoes and Garlic Abborre med tomater
Shrimp with Orange, Tomato, and Tabasco Rdkor med apelsinsds
Crayfish Feast Kraftor

Vegetables and Salads

Spring Green Beans with Anchovies, Tomatoes, and Olives Haricots verts med oliver
Celery Salad Sellerisallad
White Asparagus Salad Sparrissallad
Lemongrass and Lime Cucumber Salad Gurksallad
Roasted Baby Beet Salad Rodbetssallad
Dandelion Greens Salad with Gooseberries and Cilantro Vinaigrette Maskrossallad
Dandelion Greens with Bosc Pears and Shallots Kokta maskrosor med pawn
Apple-Jalapeiio Red Cabbage Salad Rodkdlsallad med dpplen
Pizza Salad Pizzasallad
Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Onions and Italian Sausage Brysselkdl med Ib'k och korv

FROM THE SEA

FROM THE GARDEN

White Bean Salad with Roasted Red Peppers and Cherry Tomatoes Vitbonssallad
Refried Hot and Sweet Swedish Brown Beans Bmna honor
Red Beet Latkes with Creme Fraiche and Chives Rodbetsbiffar
Lentil Salad with Radishes Linssallad
PLT: Pancetta, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich Skinksmorgds
SLT: Salmon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich Laxsmorgds
Grilled Cheese Panini Grillad ostsmorgas
Sandwich Cake (Traditional) Smb'rgastarta
Sandwich Cake (Grilled Vegetable) Smb'rgdstdrta medgrillade gwnsaker
Curried Egg Salad Sandwiches with Sunflower Sprouts Smorgds med aggsallad
Arctic Shrimp and Cucumber Sandwiches with Chipotle Creme Rdksmorgds
Gravlax and Nasturtium Sandwiches with Mustard-Dill Sauce Gravlaxsmorgds med senapssds
Smoked Salmon Sandwiches with Herb Butter Gravlaxsmorgds med ortsmor
Lime-Marinated Chicken Salad Sandwiches with Radicchio and Olives Smorgds med kycklingsallad
Whitefish Roe Sandwiches with Chives and Shallots Smorgds med lojrom in

Eggs, Waffles, and Pancakes

Oven-Baked Swedish Bacon Pancake, 4-1-1 Pancake Fldskpannkaka
Waffles with Lingonberries Vqfflor
Swedish Pancakes Pannkakor
Swedish Pancakes with Bacon, Shrimp, and Corn Filling Pannkakor med bacon, rdkor, och majsjyllning
Swedish Pancakes with Wild-Mushroom Filling Pannkakor med svampjyllning
Swedish Pancakes with Arctic Shrimp Filling Pannkakor med rakjylining
Lost Eggs with Serrano Ham and Baby Spinach Fb'rlorade dgg med skinka
Fresh Herb Omelet with Gravlax Gravlaxomelett med drier
Lox and Cream Cheese Quiche Lax och ostpaj
Potato Quiche with Prosciutto Potatispaj med flask
Frittata with Potatoes, Salmon, and Tomatoes Potatis och laxdggrora

Sandwiches

FROM THE DELI

FROM THE CHICKEN COOP

Desserts, Pastries, and Bread

Saffron and Raisin Buns (Santa Lucia Buns) Lussekatter
Fat Tuesday Buns Semlor
Bullar Bullar
Sweet Rolls with Almond Paste Gifflar
Cinnamon Rolls Kaffebrod med kanel
Cardamom Rolls Kaffebrod med kardemumma
Apple-Cranberry Coffeecake Appelkaka
Dream Cookies Drommar
Whiskey Gingersnaps Pepparkakor
Pearl Sugar Cookies Karl xv:s kakor
Swedish Cheesecake Ostkaka
Three-Berry Birthday Cake Fodelsedagstarta medjordgubbar
Cloudberry Shortcakes Smakakor med hjortron
Flourless Meyer Lemon Apple Cake with Vanilla Sauce Appelkaka med vaniljkram
Rice Pudding a la Malta Ris a la Malta med saftsas
Rice Pudding Creme Brulee Creme Brulee
Rhubarb Crisp Rabarberpaj
Soft Rye Bread Limpa
Swedish Crisp Bread Kndckebrod

Beverages

Berry Juice Soft
Strawberry-Papaya Juice Jordgubbs och papayasaft
Blueberry Lemonade Blabdrsdricka
Gooseberry Juice Krusbarsdricka
Fresh Cranberry Juice Lingondricka
Strawberry-Rhubarb Juice Jordgubbs och rabarber dricka
Glogg Glb'gg
Aquavit Aquavit

FROM THE OVEN

FROM THE BAR

Rose Hips Tea Nyponte
Nettle Herb Tea Te pa nasslor
Chamomile Tea Ortte
Cloudberry Preserve Rarord hjortronsylt
Raspberry Preserve Hallonsylt
Gooseberry Preserve Krusbarssylt
Strawberry Preserve Jordgubbssylt
Blood Orange Preserve Blodapelsinmarmelad
Lingonberry Preserve Lingonsylt
Cranberry Relish Rarord lingonsylt
Absolut Cranberries with Lavender Honey Lingonsylt med vodka

Index