At the intersection of culinary minimalism, creativity, and sophistication, you’ll find unique Nordic recipes like venison tenderloin and pot-roasted celery roots.
Unique Nordic Recipes That You Never Knew Existed
While Nordic countries such as Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, and Norway are known for their education and progressiveness, these places also produce some of the most breathtaking and unique dishes in the entire world. Known for their minimalism, eloquence and uncommon ingredients, Nordic recipes are also creatively presented — Iceland’s famous Dill restaurant provides 7-course meals that feature some amazingly unique dishes along with wine pairings.
If you’ve never tried any Nordic dishes, but are intrigued by what it has to offer, check out our list of incredible Nordic recipes featuring deer, grilled mackerel, salt-cured salmon, reindeer souvas and more.
1. Tartare of Musk Ox
Take a risk with this tartare of musk ox. Get the recipe here.
2. Ispinde Med Brombær Og Skyr
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Frozen bars filled with skyr, an Icelandic cultured dairy product that has been part of the cuisine there for over a thousand years. Try it here.
3. Deer, Onions & Beetroot
Cooking the deer fillet in butter until medium rare is the key to this dish. Here’s the full recipe.
4. Grilled Mackerel with Hazelnut Pesto and Pea Purée
Grilling mackerel gives you its most tastiest flavors. Check it out here.
5. Icelandic Skyr & Blueberry Cake
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No bake? No problem. Grab the recipe here.
6. Dill & Salt-Cured Salmon
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This is Gravlax, a Scandinavian salmon that’s been cured with salt, sugar and infused with fresh dill flavors. Luxury right at home. Recipe.
7. Lamb Shank with Spruce Tips, Juniper, and Pink Peppercorn
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A lamb shank that epitomizes Nordic cuisine. Here’s the recipe.
8. Pot-Roasted Celery Root with Olives and Buttermilk
Simplicity at its finest. Get it here.
9. Reindeer Suovas & Vegetables
A dish that features reindeer, a meat that holds a special place for the Sámi people, an ethnic group native to Northern Europe. Try it here.
10. Venison Tenderloin with Blueberry Sauce
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Melt in your mouth venison tenderloin. Learn how to make it here.
11. Smoked Sun
Creativity and simplicity in one. Click here for the recipe.
12. Pea Soup
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Comfort and warmth in a simple pea soup. Find the recipe here.
13. Deer Meatballs with Thyme and Bacon
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Deer meatballs packed with juicy flavors. View full recipe here.
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