Monday, February 28, 2011

Recipe week! Vegan Skagen Mix

Skagen mix is a sticky mess named after the northernmost town in Denmark. Confusing enough, it's not a Danish invention but a Swedish one. It was created in the 50's by Tore Wretman, a famous Swedish chef who is otherwise mainly famous for making traditional food hip again. He's also supposed to have been the one to introduce the avocado to this northern country, and that itself is worth a golden star in my book. However, the Skagen mix is now everywhere. In it's original form, it consists of shrimps, mayonnaise and dill, and with possible add-ins such as fish, lemon and onion. As hopelessly based on animals as it might seem at first, it's very easy to make vegan with just a few changes.

Vegan Skagen mix

1/2 onion (preferably red, but yellow is also fine) chopped finely
500 g/1/2 pound firm tofu, crumbled
105 ml/7 tbs vegan mayonnaise
1 tbs soymilk
1 tbs lemon juice
1 1/4 tsp dríed dill
1/4 tsp salt
a dash of finely ground black pepper

Mix everything. Eat.

Serving suggestion:
- Toast Skagen. Probably one of the most common appetizers in Sweden. Toast a slice of white bread and top it with a generous amount of Skagen mix and garnish with a slice of lemon.
- Baked potato. Use it as a filling.
- Avocado appetizer. Slice the avocado in half, take away the seed and fill up the hole with Skagen mix.

Oh, what recipe week is? I wouldn't call myself a recipe maker, but this week I found myself having some recipes I really wanted to share, hope you will find it pleasant!

Look, I MADE this bag! It's a bit to big for grocery shopping though, but perffect for laundry!


  1. Your vegan skagen mix sounds like a wonderful dip and spread!

  2. I spent some summers in Skagen as a teen, don't think I ever encountered this spread but it sounds delicious and similar to some of the bread spreads you can encounter her in northern Germany so I will have to give it a try someday! How did you make the bag? Well done! I really like your floral tights. :)

  3. Vegansk skagen - det har jag ett recept på i en kokbok som jag tänkt testa, men inte gjort ännu... Men nu ble vjag sugen!

    Hur gjorde du påsen förresten? Skulle definitivt vilja ha en likadan, min farmor hade det när jag var liten. :)