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    I love Finnish food. Meatballs with potatoes and brown sauce and lingonberry jam. It doesn't get much better. Except for the rye bread of course. That is to die for!

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    Hmmm, for me, simply fish and potatoes with dill!

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    Oh yeah, that's good too. It's all good!

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    What is my favorite Finnish food? Well, "Finlandia" vodka is great!!! I say it's even a little bit better than a fine Russian vodka "Stolichnaya".
    Beside vodka, "Russian Earl Gray" tea is also very impressive. Unforgettable beautiful fragrance. Several kinds of fruit tea are also good.
    After coming back my home, Finlandia was consumed all up very soon. Half of the tea are still kept in my refrigerator. It really sucks that I can't buy them in my country. If I have an opportunity to visit Finland again, I would buy a big box of these.

    What else Finnish food you guys love?
    Say something, Please~~~

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    Oh for me too the "new" summer potatoes with some dill and butter are great. With this you can eat a bit of herring. That´s the food of summer. Maybe in the wintertime I would eat some soup. Maybe also with fish. Salmon soup. That´s good.

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    Hmm... New summer potatoes, some dill along with butter. Got it. I'll definitely give it a try someday. I remember I ate some herring when I was in Finland, I like it.

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    I can't help it, I love karjalanpiirakka (Karelian pasties)! I learned how to make them, it's not that hard, but it takes a while. It's worth it though

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    I would love to see some recipes of easy to make Finnish food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susanr View Post
    I would love to see some recipes of easy to make Finnish food.
    Google Finnish recipes and you'll get a heap of websites. Alot of them are in English too. I have a few recipes. I don't know if there should be a separate thread so I'll just post a couple of my favorites here.

    Finnish Blueberry Pie

    Excellent blueberry taste!

    Crust
    2 1/4 cups flour
    1/3 cup whipping cream
    1 egg
    1/3 cup sugar
    3/4 cup butter

    Filling
    2 pints blueberries
    sugar (optional)
    1 teaspoon breadcrumbs or potato flour

    1. Make the butter soft and add sugar to it; If using it.
    2. Mix eggs, cream, and flour.
    3. Do not beat the dough.
    4. Dough must stand in cool place for 15 minutes.
    5. Preheat the oven to 350°F Dough must be rolled out into a thin sheet
    and laid into the greased baking sheet, shaping and raising the edges all
    away around.
    6. Sugar is then mixed with blueberries, if using, and the potato flour or
    breadcrumbs.
    7. Then the filling is spread on the dough, bake until the crust is brown.
    8. Take out of oven and let it sit until pie is cooled down ten minutes and
    then serve.



    Finnish Salmon Soup - Lohikeitto

    Ingredients:

    3 cups water
    1 teaspoon salt
    10 white peppercorns
    1 bay leaf
    1 pound fresh salmon
    1 small onion
    1 teaspoon oil
    2 large carrots
    6 medium potatoes
    1 1/2 cups milk, separated
    3/4 cup cream
    2 tablespoons flour
    12 stems of fresh dill, finely cut

    Directions:
    Cut salmon into smaller steaks (about 1" thick), if not already sliced. In large saucepan, bring water, salmon, white peppercorns, bay leaf and salt to a boil. Cook the salmon until done all the way through, about 15 minutes, depending on thickness.

    Dice onion. Place onion in a microwave-proof bowl, pour oil over and microwave on HIGH for two minutes.

    While salmon is cooking, peel carrots and potatoes. Slice carrots into 2" quarter sections. Dice the potatoes. After salmon is cooked, remove from water to a plate to cool. Add the potatoes and carrots to the salmon water and boil until almost done.

    After salmon has cooled, remove the skin and carefully remove all bones.

    When potatoes and carrots are almost done, add 3/4 cup of milk, the cream and the onion. Mix remaining 3/4 cup milk with the flour and add to the potatoes and carrots. Cook until the potatoes and carrots are done, then add the salmon and dill. Stir gently to incorporate the salmon and dill. Serve with dark rye bread and enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by will1978 View Post
    What is my favorite Finnish food? Well, "Finlandia" vodka is great!!! I say it's even a little bit better than a fine Russian vodka "Stolichnaya".
    Beside vodka, "Russian Earl Gray" tea is also very impressive. Unforgettable beautiful fragrance. Several kinds of fruit tea are also good.
    After coming back my home, Finlandia was consumed all up very soon. Half of the tea are still kept in my refrigerator. It really sucks that I can't buy them in my country. If I have an opportunity to visit Finland again, I would buy a big box of these.

    What else Finnish food you guys love?
    Say something, Please~~~
    Definitely Finlandia Vodka is great! what a pity that is too expensive here compared with some places abroad, I found exactly the same bottle at the Frankfurt Airport stores, costing 30% less, and some time travelling in Central America incredibily I found it at half the prize is sold here in Finland! How's that possible? OK alcohol taxes, but too much is too much.

    What comes to the food, meatballs and salmon get the first places! I could eat fresh salmon everyday in all the ways they prepare it here.... for the rest of food it seems for my palate everything tastes pretty "tasteless", I know this is because I am too used to elaborated, spicy, mediterranean food, but I already managed to prepare a grrrreat salmon pasta: "fusilli al salmone ed asparagi"!!!!

    Buon appetito!

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