Saturday, April 20, 2019

Spring Smörgåsbord #OurFamilyTable

April 23 is National Picnic Day. So the #OurFamilyTable group has decided to share our favorite portable picnic recipes to bring to the blanket.

Portable Picnic Food

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 Spring Smörgåsbord

One of our favorite picnic meals is a Scandinavian-style smörgåsbord filled with boiled shrimp, smoked fish, pickled vegetables, and roasted potatoes.

Smørrebrød means 'buttered bread' in Danish and refers to traditional open-face sandwiches with a myriad combination of toppings that are presented atop slices of dark Danish rye bread (rugbrød) and washed down with a crisp, cold lager beer (øl).

So I usually present platters of ham, hard-boiled eggs, shrimp, potatoes, avocados, rhubarb-raspberry jam, cornichons, fresh radishes, fresh sugar snap peas, fresh mint, and fresh parsley.

And to round out a Spring Smörgåsbord, you need a layered cake...such as a Petaled Ricotta Layer Cake...though a traditional dessert would be a strawberry cake.

And you'll also need an Aquavit cocktail. I'm partial to an Aquavit & Tonic. Skål!

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