Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Shrimp salad from Vesterålen

What could be better than fresh shrimps. Caught in the dark, cold Nordic waters. The wonderful sweet and salty aromas from the sea, served with French loaf, good butter, mayonnaise, and slices of lemon. I love them, and as I visited my brother in far north of Norway, he showed me another way to enjoy them - in his own shrimp salad, from Vesterålen.

Mayonnaise-based salads are very popular in Norway. If you go grocery shopping in Norway you will find a large range of different salads made from mayonnaise and shrimps, chicken, tuna, ham, or smoked salmon.

I have already showed how to make one of my favourite salads, Skagenrøre, named after Skagen, the charming little town on the northern most tip of Jylland in Denmark.

Shrimp salad like my brother likes it

My brother prepared the most delicious shrimp salad. He used mayonnaise and sour cream as a base, in order to make it less rich. He mixed in peeled shrimps, chopped hard boiled eggs and one finely chopped small raw onion. As in Skagenrøre he added smoked and salted fish roe, lime/lemon for freshness, and tomato ketchup for sweetness and colour. He used the fish roe and a few shrimps as garnish.

And it really tastes as good as it looks.

1 comment:

Eomniscient said...

Thanks for an amazing recipe, love your blog
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