There has been and there still are lots of dishes which I haven’t had time to taste or that I haven’t been very eager to taste. There still are lots of dishes which I would love to get to know or which I never will hear anything about.
Before these salmon rae “cakes” we used to eat fish rye with smetana, black pepper and chopped onion, but once you have tasted this jelly the old way does not taste that good any longer.
Smetana herring is a perfect food even on sultry days, it always tastes good. It is very easy to make and you need to use your stove only to cook eggs and potatoes.
I have occasionally eaten flamed salmon and liked it a lot, but this was the first time it occurred to me that I could make it myself as well. It is really worth trying, the fish was just outstanding.
Garlic potato cakes are the real crown of this meal. The taste of this side dish barely differs from garlic potatoes made some other way, but the appearance is quite pretty.
Jansson’s temptation (Janssons frestelse) is a traditional Swedish gratin-style dish made of potatoes, leek or onion, anchovies or sprats and cream. This dish is also common in Finland and known as “Jannssonin kiusaus”.
Most of the traditional homemade foods and dishes have passed from mothers to daughters through generations and salmon soup is one of those.
When you have got to taste these delicacies you just want to make them all the time.
It must be at least ten years ago, when I happened to read an English cookbook in the library and found a recipe for salmon medallions prepared in a very delicious way.
Pike isn’t a very valued fish here in Finland and because of this you do not have to pay too much for it in the stores, but I happen to like it and its low-fat, solid texture.