The Swedish Table by Helene HendersonThe Swedish Table by Helene Henderson

The Swedish Table

byHelene Henderson

Paperback | April 1, 2013

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“Although I never physically fit in . . . being the sole tall, awkward African American among a sea of beautiful blonde, blue-eyed Swedes, it was my home. When I tasted the first potato of the summer, just dug out of the ground, or when I picked the first ripe cloudberry and popped it in my mouth, or when I took in the scent of seawater and we grilled salmon just off the boat, it didn’t matter what I looked like—I was Swedish. I was home, and I did belong.”

Drawing on her fondest childhood memories, Helene Henderson offers welcome insight into the treasures of Swedish cooking. From the potato, a Swedish staple, to dessert, the star of Swedish cuisine, The Swedish Table contains more than 125 recipes, including Yellow Pea Soup with Bacon (Ärtsoppa), Lentil Salad with Radishes (Linssallad), Aquavit and Dill Marinated Salmon (Gravlax), Swedish Meatballs with Gravy (Köttbullar), and the country’s traditional pastry, Bulla.

Encompassing both traditional Swedish dishes and modern, updated recipes, Henderson combines the ingredients and scents from the past with the produce and flavor of today. The Swedish Table includes an extensive guide to Swedish traditions and celebrations, the foods that accompany them, and a color gallery of photographs.

With this complete collection of elegant yet easy-to-follow recipes, Henderson takes us on an enticing tour through the magic of the forest, the lakes, and the farms of the Swedish countryside.

Helene Henderson is an African American, Swedish-born chef who was raised in Luleå, Sweden, where she learned how to cook. She currently runs Malibu Farm, an organic farm where she and her staff offer fresh catering, host special events, and teach cooking classes. You can visit her online at
Title:The Swedish TableFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9 × 8 × 0.6 inPublished:April 1, 2013Publisher:University Of Minnesota PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0816645140

ISBN - 13:9780816645145

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Table of Contents




Swedish Holidays, Customs, and Celebrations

Hot and Chilled Soups

Chilled Rose Hips Soup with Whipped Cream Nyponsoppa

Chilled Blueberry Soup with Citrus-Infused Creme Fraiche Blabarssoppa

Vanilla Rhubarb Soup Rabarbersoppa

Yellow Pea Soup with Bacon, Cherry Tomatoes, and Parsley Artsoppa

Vegetable Soup with Prosciutto-Filled "Gnocchi" Gwnsakssoppa med kroppkakor

Nettle, Sorrel, and Baby Spinach Soup with Garlic Croutons Nasselsoppa

Asparagus and Yukon Gold Potato Soup with Roasted Tomatoes Sparrissoppa

Potato and Leek Soup with Fried Parsley Potatis och purjolokssoppa

Red Beet Soup with Carrots and Balsamic Vinegar Rodbetssoppa

Lentil Soup with Roasted Garlic and Baby New Potatoes Linssoppa

Grilled Fish Soup with Saffron and Bacon Fisksoppa med bacon

Sweet Pea Soup Gronartssoppa

Wild-Mushroom Soup Svampsoppa



Baby New Potatoes with Sea Salt and Dill Potatis med drier och salt

Grilled Baby New Potato Salad with French Green Beans and Mint Potatissallad med haricots verts

Layered Three-Cheese Russet and Sweet Potato Gratin Potatisgratdng

Potato Salad with Herb Vinaigrette, Olives, and Red Onions Potatissallad med oliver

Tricolored Potato Hash with Bacon, Corn, and Roasted Red Pepper Pytt i panna

Jansson's Temptation with Smoked Salmon and Capers Janssons frestelse

Skillet-Roasted Potatoes with Fresh Herbs and Lemon Rdstekt potatis med drier och citron

Hasselback's Potatoes Hasselbackspotatis

Potato Pancakes Rdrivna potatispldttar

Classic Mashed Potatoes Potatismos

Potatoes Cooked in Cream and Dill Dillstuvad potatis

Vegetarian Potato Lasagna Potatislasagne

Absolut Wild Game with Chanterelle Mushrooms Algstek med kantarellsds

Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Corn Sauce Filet mignon med majssds

Juniper- and Lavender-Marinated Rack of Lamb Marinerade lammkotletter

Calf's Liver with Bacon and Caramelized Onion Lever stekt i skivor med lok och bacon

Roasted Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Loin of Pork Fldskfile med vitlok

Oven-Baked Veal Roast with Parsley Vinaigrette Kalvstek med persiljesds

Swedish Meatballs with Gravy Kottbullar

Chicken with Prosciutto and Gruyere Cheese with Apple-Pomegranate Relish Kycklingmlader med ost, skinka och dppelchutney

Rosemary Chicken Skewers with Bacon-Wrapped Figs Rosmarinmarinerade kycklingspettmedfikon

Chickenschnitzel with Caper Berries, Parsley, and Lemon Kycklingschnitzel

Pineapple-, Orange-, and Lime-Marinated Chicken Breast Ananasmarinerad kyckling

Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables Kyckling i ugn

Meat,Game, and Chicken

Roasted Rack of Vension with Herb Vinaigrette Renkotletter med basilikas



Fish and Shellfish

Aquavit and Dill-Marinated Salmon Gravlax

Gravlax with Mustard-Dill Sauce and Fresh Baby Spinach Gravlax med dillsas

Smoked-Salmon Tartar Gravlax tartar

Grilled Salmon Fillets with Tarragon and Pink-Peppercorn Sauce Grillad lax med rosepepparsds

Grilled Salmon Fillets with Herb Butter and Cucumber Salsa Grillad lax med gurksaha

Oven-Baked Whole Salmon with Dill, Rosemary, and Lemon Lax med rosmarin och citron

Marinated Arctic Char with Whitefish Roe Sauce Fisk med lojromssas

Grilled Fish Kebabs with Tomato Salad Fiskspett med tomatsallad

Cabbage-Wrapped Sea Bass with Saffron Sauce Fiskkaldolmar

Halibut with Fresh Herb Crust Hdlleflundra med b'rtskorpa

Fillet of Sole with Lemon Sauce and Baby Artichokes Fisk med citron och krondrtskocka

Fillet of Sole with Leeks, Tomatoes, and Olives Fisk med tomater och oliver

Grilled Lake Trout with Lemon and Mint Gddda med citron

Cornflake-Crusted Cris

Editorial Reviews

This is a wonderful book with delightful stories about Helene's childhood in Sweden. She is a talented cook and creatively combines Swedish classic recipes with contemporary ingredients. I can't wait to get into the kitchen and to start cooking!
" —Beatrice Ojakangas, author of Scandinavian Cooking