Originally Posted by Koukouvagia
What kind of dishes would be found on a typical smorgasbord? We are lucky to have been exposed to the talented Adreas Viestad but he's not much on television any more. What kind of food do you like to eat?
We're always interested in finding yet another good swedish meatball recipe.
The smorgasbord (smörgåsbord Smörgås=sandwich, Bord=Table) can come in a lot o variation trought the seasons and the different traditionally holidays that it usually consumed in. But usually there will be some variations of Pickled/preserved Herring (Inlagd Sill) , Flatbread, aged cheese. different cold cuts of meat like ham etc. salmon in diffent variations like smoked or gravlax. But most things is season based like
Summertime: Pickeld Herring served whit chopped red onions, gräddfil (sour creme) boiled eggs, and fresh/new potatoes (this is something the swedes go crazy for in the summertime) also smoked salmon and gravedsalmon is a typical for the summertime smorgasbord.
Wintertime/x-mas: This is the high season for the smorgasbord whit a lot of cured and traditional meats. Often the herring is there once again, Good aged cheeses, Cured and oven baked ham. Sylta (a swedish kinda terrine) Sasusages, Meatballs, Different variations of salmon (cured and smoked) Other stuff that is probably kinda swedish is beetroot salad (like creamed chopped up beetroots whit mayo.
The smorgasbord can be varied into hundreds of combinations but the traditional stuff is often pickled, cured, salted or sweetened to preserve trough the cold harsh winters. So the paleet is playing on the Sour,Salty sweet taste spectrum.