• Tastes

    Höga Kusten

    The guide was updated: 2017-04-27

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Marcus Sjöberg, Friluftsbyn

Fermented herring

Never has rotten fish smelled so bad but tasted so good. The small local herrings are caught in the spring, salted and left to ferment before being stuffed in a tin before it hits the tables and shops. The result is Swedish surströmming! The traditionalist Swedes, food lovers and adventurous tourists eat it in the end of August always outdoors. Eat it like the locals, wrap it in buttered flat bread with slices of almond potatoes, diced onion and creme fraiche accompanied with beer, schnapps and lots of friends.
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