Inspired by the unique style and aromatic flavors of Scandinavian cuisine, this unique holiday menu features venison tenderloins, lightly seasoned with juniper and fennel and served with a sauce made from caramelized goat cheese from Norway and a splash of aquavit.
Venison Tenderloin with Aquavit-Cheese Sauce - Venison tenderloin crusted with a Scandinavian-inpsired blend of spices and topped with a creamy sauce made with caramelized goat cheese (Gjetost), sour cream and Aquavit.
Gravlax with Creamy Mustard-Dill Sauce - Salt and sugar cured salmon, or gravlax, is a simple dish to prepare at home with excellent results. Just start with good quality, fresh fish and allow 3 days for the curing process.
Creamy Smashed Rutabagas - Enhance the natural, delicious flavor of rutabagas with a bit of butter, some cream, a splash of vanilla and a little nutmeg.
Braised Red Cabbage - A side dish of braised red cabbage flavored with orange juice, orange marmalade, balsamic vinegar and freshly ground pepper.
Dilled Cucumber Salad - This sweet and sour cucumber salad is quick to prepare and is a refreshing, light contrast to rich sauces and hearty entrees.
Veiled Maiden (Apple Cream Parfait) - This traditional Norwegian dessert is a delicious combination of cinnamon-spiced applesauce, buttery, toasted breadcrumbs and walnuts and vanilla-scented whipped cream.