Serious Eats: Talk
What should I serve at a Scandinavian (Norway) dinner party?
I've recently moved to Norway from Australia and with the Norwegian National Day coming up and some Australian friends coming to visit I'm keen to do a special Norwegian dinner party but...Im having trouble getting inspired beyond smoked salmon and gravlax (yum)....
If I was doing a dinner in Australia I would serve things like chilli lemongrass prawns, BBQ duck, watermelon and feta salad things like that - but here it seems mostly boiled vegetables and meat or fish with not much spice.
Any ideas of some Norwegian or Scandinavian dishes I can modernise/ spice up a bit?
So far Im thinking yes gravlax and smoked salmon bilinis and maybe a swedish cucumber salad and maybe a fish soup..but what else? Baked salmon or lamb seems a bit bland to follow? I thought of making some sort of rich moose pies with berries but think moose might be hard to cook if inexperienced with it. And I dont want to go overboard on the fish..