There is a classic dish made from herring that Swedes eat at every holiday, may it be Easter, Midsummer or Christmas, the herring is a staple on the table. I have never enjoyed it as a child, prior to becoming a vegetarian. But the various sauces and techniques to flavour the herring, is something that I’ve always found fascinating from a foodie perspective.
I made this version of the most classical of the flavours with seaweed caviar. I will experiment with king oyster mushrooms as well, but thats for another recipe.
- 1 pc eggplant
- 1 pc spring onion
- 2,5 dl oat crème fraîche or any other plant based crème fraîche
- 3 tbsp seaweed caviar
- 1,5 tbsp freshly chopped dill
- 1 tbsp freshly chopped chives
- Slice the aubergine in equally thick slices (about 1 cm thick). Steam for 3-5 minutes until tender but still tight. Let cool off.
- Chop the onion, chives and dill. Blend with the oat creme fraiche, and lastly add the seaweed caviar in a jar.
- Once the aubergine has cooled off, slice the longer pieces into smaller squares. If you prefer, remove the black skin on the aubergine. I tend to do that because I prefer that smooth texture.
- Blend with the oat crème fraîche.
- Let stand overnight in the fridge before serving.
- Last for a week or so in the fridge.