S.O.S.” is often served as a starter in traditional Swedish restaurants and stands for smör, ost, and sill — butter, cheese, and herring, eaten on crisp-bread and washed down with a shot of schnapps.

S.O.S. Herring

Traditional Swedish dish smörost, and sill — butter, cheese, and herring.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 4 portions


  • 500 g herring
  • 1 aged cheese
  • 200 g butter
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 sprig dill
  • crisp bread


  • Take a large and decorative tray. Add cheese, crispbread and herring.
  • Put the butter in a bowl and top with the red onion, finely chopped.
  • Decorate the tray with with dill.