The last day of 2015 is here and god, this year have been a year with a lot of ups and downs. I feel so blessed I start next year on a better note than last year, knowing I’m stronger than I could never imagine. I’m nicer to myself now – knowing how important it is to look after yourself and be your own biggest fan.
So, my new years resolutions? Laugh until my stomach hurts more often, worry less about non-important things, say yes to more adventures, love myself for who I am and let people know I love them. I think that covers it.
In a true spirit of NYE in Sweden I’m also sharing a recipe with you for “toast Skagen”, something I’m pretty sure can be found on a lot of tables tonight. One of them is mine. It’s as traditional as it gets here in Sweden. Its popular both as a starter and as a main and can be found on pretty much 99% on all menus all over Sweden. And its so delicious, fresh and salty and with perfect buttery bread. Yum!
You will need;
800 g unpeeled shrimp
1/2 red onion
2 tsp finely chopped dill
1 lemon zest + 1/2 juice
2 tbsp mayonaise
2 tbsp sour cream
4 slices of toast
butter to fry in
salt to taste
Peel of the shells of the shrimps (save the shells. If you put them in a pan, frying them for 10 min then cover them with 50/50 cream/milk, cook for no longer then 30 min (otherwise it will be bitter) and you have an awesome base for soups!)
Finely chop the onion, then put the onion, dill, lemon zest and juice, mayonnaise, creme fraishe/sour cream in a bowl, mix and then add in the shrimps either whole or roughly chopped. Salt to taste and put away in the fridge (it taste better if it have a couple of hours rest, but works amazing straight away)
Take all of the crust of the toast. Fry the bread in a skillet with lots of butter until golden and crispy, then serve it with the skagenröra and a wedge of lemon or lime.
Now it is time for me to hop into my sparkly dress, have a second glass of champagne and wait for my friends to arrive. Hope you all have an amazing new years eve and that 2016 will be a great year for you all!
And also, tell me about how you celebrate new years where you live!