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Nordic Platter

Nordic Platter

Nordic Platter

Nordic Platter

Ingredients

    • 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced lengthways
    • Small pack of smoked salmon
    • Jar of picked herring
    • Dozen or so large shrimp
    • Skagenröra (recipe below)
    • Gherkins
    • Pickled Red Onions (recipe below)
    • Soda Bread (recipe below)
Soda Bread
    • 10 oz/280g/21/2 cups strong white flour plus a little extra for dusting
    • 7 oz/200g/13/4 cups wholemeal flour
    • 1 heaped teaspoon baking soda
    • 12 fl oz (UK)/ 350g/11/2 cups of buttermilk
    • 1 egg
    • 1tsp runny honey
Skagenröra
    • small handful of little cooked shrimp (prawns), chopped
    • 2 Tbs Dill, finely chopped plus extra for garnish
    • Small tub of Créme Fraiche or sour cream
    • 1 tsp dill sweet mustard
    • A little caviar, optional
Red Pickled Onions (can be made ahead)
    • Two large red onions, finely sliced preferably with a mandolin
    • 1 cup /8fl oz /200ml Apple Cider Vinegar
    • 1 cup /8f oz /200ml Cold Water
    • 1 cup /51/2 oz / 150g white sugar
    • A few juniper berries and allspice berries (optional but pretty)
    • 2tsp Mustard seeds
    • Bay leaf
To serve
  • Red Cocktail sauce for the shrimp (optional but recognizable to anyone who buys their Shrimp in Costco)

Instructions

Soda Bread
  • Preheat oven to 200C/400F and dust a large baking sheet with flour.
  • In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients together,
  • In a separate bowl mix the buttermilk, egg and honey together.
  • Make a well in the center of the flours and gradually add the buttermilk mixture, stirring to combine until a dough is formed. If the mixture is too wet add a little more flour.
  • Quickly knead the dough and shape into a domed round.
  • Cut the traditional cross on top of the dough and sprinkle with a little more flour.
  • Bake for around 35 minutes, the bread is fully cooked when you tap the bottom and it sounds hollow
Skagenröra
  • Combine all the ingredients to make the röra.
  • Put in a pretty serving dish
Pickled Onions
  • Put the sliced onions in a glass jar or other non reactive container.
  • Slowly boil the other ingredients until the sugar dissolves.
  • Simmer for two minutes then allow to cool.
  • Poor the cooled liquid over the onions, making sure they are completely covered.
  • Stores well in the fridge and looks exceeding pretty.

To serve, arrange all the ingredients on a platter!

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