Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Holiday Cooking: Caviar Sill
Sill is a must on the Swedish christmas table, preferrably in several varieties. I'm not a huge fan so I usually don't bother with it, but I did make my own a few years ago and here's the recipe for that. You have to make a trip to your closest Ikea for some of the ingredients.
You might find a neutral canned herring elsewhere but Swedish caviar is definitely quite unique. It's really a sandwich spread (some people love it on their eggs, too) with salted and sweetened smoked caviar mixed with other things to make a pinkish paste. Do pick up a tube if you see it and yes, it does come in a tube... just like toothpaste. The most popular brand name is Kalles and it's made by Abba.
50 ml mayonnaise
100 ml crème fraîche
100 ml Swedish style caviar
1 small red onion, finely diced
10 cm (four inches) leek, finely diced
50 ml finely chopped dill
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tin Abba's five-minute sill (about 200 g)
Cut the sill into smaller pieces. Whish all other ingredients together and add the sill. Keep in the fridge - it'll be fine for a few days.
Recipe in Swedish: