Scandinavians love the Swedish Smörgåsbord, Danish Smørrebrød and traditional delicatessen such as Gravlax, hot smoked Salmon, Herring and game Meat from Lapland, and Gastronomic Cargo is now launching a new nordic deli online to share these gourmet delights.
Nordic cuisine is a growing international trend and more Scandinavian chefs and restaurants are garnering recognition and are awarded with stars.
Supermarkets and deli’s are expanding their range of products with foreign items which increasingly appeal to the customer. Exotic and new flavours, easy to prepare or ready to eat meals, something different to eat every day of the week, as well as good quality yet affordable; all these are reasons that international cuisine is booming in the shopping ailes.
And, also for abovementioned reasons, GC is confident that nordic delicatessen will be a hit with consumers for easy and delicious lunch, dinner or snacks.
All GC’s products come from carefully selected producers in Sweden; high-quality products that top chefs and restaurants use in their favourite recipes. Many are natural, non-processed products, combined with finesse with healthy and fresh ingredients according to traditional nordic recipes presented in a modern way.
Nutritious and full of flavour, these dishes can be enjoyed in small portions at any time of the day, at work, with friends, on the go or at home.
Smørrebrød is basically ‘bread and butter’ and eaten with your hands. It consists of a dark bread, often rye, layered with a variety of different toppings, meats, fish, and seafood, fine leafy salad, herbs, sauces, cheese and egg etc.
The Smörgåsbord is similar in that it includes the same ingredients but encompasses more: A buffet style meal including these ‘open’ sandwiches, but also hors d’oeuvres, hot and cold meats, smoked and marinated fish, cheeses, salads, and relishes.
GC caters for everyone with everything from Smørrebrød to Smörgåsbord and in between.
Here follow some examples from GC’s menu:
Shrimp salad. Best used in Sweden’s Toast Skagen, a creamy shrimp-based delight which is one of the most popular and classic of all Swedish gourmet dishes. Made with hand-peeled shrimp, horseradish, mayonnaise, sour cream and dill, served on toast and often topped with nordic caviar ‘Kalix Löjrom’.
Smoked reindeer salad. Smoked reindeer is salty and tart with a fondant texture. Mix this finely chopped with horseradish, parsley, mayonnaise and crème fraiche and you have another classic Swedish starter which is simply delicious. Serve with some crisp onion and Kalix Löjrom on dark rye bread.
Herring. Traditionally served with a good Swedish cheese such as Västerbottensost, soft boiled eggs, boiled or baked potatoes and knäckebröd.
Gravlax. The original Swedish marinated salmon on a bed of rucola with dill & mustard sauce.
Smoked wild salmon. Smoked wild salmon on a bed o