This dish is the most Swedish and comforting dish I could think of is the obvious choice to start up my blog!
The prep for this is simple, and it is a relatively inexpensive dish. Swedes will usually make this with a caviar paste between the fillets, which I am aware is not to everyones taste so I have an alternative for you! Lingon sauce can be purchased at Ikea or Scandinavian stores, or else substitute with a cranberry sauce for a similar tart and sweet flavor. Be warned, I am not big on recipes so I will just give a general description of how I have prepared this dish, and I am sure you will be able to manage! You will need:
Herring fillets, with the skin on
Parsley, a chopped bunch
Chives, a chopped bunch
Salt & Pepper
- Prepare by cracking the egg onto a plate with raised edges, and scatter a cup or so of the bread crumbs onto a separate plate. Season the bread crumbs lightly with salt and pepper.
- Combine pepper, the chopped parsley and chives with the cream cheese. Tip: do this strait into the container to avoid a mess, and you can always spread it on a bagel if you have some left over.
- Take the fish fillets and begin to pair them by size, place skin down on a cutting board. Add a dollop of the cream cheese mixture to the flesh side of the fish, and then combine the two fillets to create a fish sandwich.
- First, dip the fish into the egg coating the skin sides then place the fish on the bread crumb plate and turn once. Pat off any excess bread crumbs.
- Fry in frying pan on medium high heat with a tablespoon or so of cooking oil until browned.
- Place fish on the mashed potatoes and serve with lingon sauce on the side, feel free to garnish with a sprig of parsley