Swedish husmanskost denotes traditional Swedish dishes with local ingredients, the classical everyday Swedish cuisine. The word husmanskost stems from husman, meaning 'house owner' (without associated land), and the term was originally used for most kinds of simple countryside food outside of towns.
So we have launched our new Menu with some new dishes perfect for the colder Autumn and Winter and I feel these dishes really epitomise what HUSMANSKOST is all about. They are not complicated or overly fancy, but they stand out through their simple recipes with good ingredients and traditional preparation.
When you order food in the Swedish Den, you will have a hot steaming plate of food in front of you usually within 15 minutes or quicker. But, the real 'magic' of cooking the food before we serve it up however is a very different story with our HUSMANSKOST. A lot of time and love is put into each one of these dishes, sourcing produce, preparing and cooking.
When you come to the Swedish Den next time you will know what goes into the making of our dishes wholesome and tasty meal, be it sitting in or taking it away.
GULASH is a beef stew that we cook for many hours to let the beef go tender and the flavour of the onion, paprika and garlic intensify. We also have a vegetable and bean stew which can be served with a baked potato to make it a vegetarian, dairy free, soy free and vegan.
ÄRTSOPPA is a Swedish version of a pea soup cooked with yellow peas, soaked in advance over night and cooked with ginger until tender, then finished off with leek and a sprinkle of fresh thyme. This dish happens to be naturally vegan and gluten free.
VÄSTERBOTTENPAJ is a gloriously delicious home made cheese pie made in house using the mature Swedish VÄSTERBOTTEN cheese and you can add some home made fresh potato salad with fresh herbs.
GRAVAD LAX is the famous Swedish dill cured Salmon, which we cure ourself over night in the Swedish Den using fresh dill and serving with our own mustard and dill dressing.
And last but not least...
KÖTTBULLAR is the Swedish word for the traditional Swedish meatballs and as if they were not yummy enough they come with fluffy mash, green peas, lingonberry jam and lovingly home made creamy gravy.
We really hope that everyone loves our HUSMANSKOST as much as we do. For Swedes it will certainly be a taste of home and for everyone else it' something new and exciting to try!
When you come to the Swedish Den next time you will know what goes into the making of our dishes so you can have a much needed wholesome and tasty meal, be it sitting in or taking it away.
See you soon in the Swedish Den for some HUSMANSKOST! xXx