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Pickled herring is a staple on any Swedish Christmas table. In West Sweden, they serve with a traditional cheese common to the region.
Celebrate Christmas how they would in West Sweden, with pickled herring. Almost like a creamy potato salad, this recipe uses a cheese from West Sweden called Västerbottensost. Feel free to substitute any West Sweden cheese
Not sure what Västerbottensost is? Learn about the unique cheese from our article here
- 400 g (14 ounces) pickled herring
- 100 ml (3.4 ounces) mayonnaise
- 100 ml (3.4 ounces) cooking yoghurt
- 150 ml (5 ounces) grated Västerbottensost
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 tbsp unsweetened (French) mustard
- cayenne pepper
- salt and pepper
- Drain the herring and cut it into pieces, about one centimeter wide. Mix together the mayonnaise, yoghurt and grated cheese.
- Crush the garlic clove and add mustard and a little cayenne pepper. Season with salt and pepper.
- Layer the herring and cream in a bowl. Let it stand in the fridge for a few hours. Looks a natural part of the Christmas buffet, or can be served as a starter with boiled potatoes, green salad and croutons of rye bread.