Inspired by the unique style and aromatic flavors of Scandinavian cuisine, this unique holiday menu features venison tenderloins, lightly seasoned with juniper, allspice and fennel and served with a sauce made with caramelized goat cheese from Norway, sour cream and a splash of aquavit.
Homemade Gravlax with Mustard-Dill Sauce - Salt and sugar cured salmon, or gravlax, is a Scandinavian specialty that very easy to prepare at home with excellent results.
Creamy Smashed Rutabagas - Butter, cream, vanilla and nutmeg complement the mild, sweet flavor of mashed rutabagas to make a simple winter side dish.
Braised Red Cabbage - This simple side dish of braised red cabbage flavored with apple cider and currant jelly makes a nice accompaniment for a wide variety of main dishes.
Dill and Cucumber Salad - This fresh dill and cucumber salad is quick to prepare and makes a refreshing, light contrast to hearty entrees and rich sauces.
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.