SCANDINAVIAN

PROTEIN SMØRREBRØD

Scandinavia's favourite health food, with a 

high protein twist

Smørrebrød, is a traditional Danish/Scandinavian open-faced sandwich. In classic Nordic fashion, it is perfectly simple, stylish, and well presented.

It consists of a thin, dense piece of buttered rye bread (rugbrød), topped with things like cold cuts of meat, fish, cheese, vegetables, spreads, and garnishes. 

I have made my own twist on this Nordic staple, by creating 4 protein packed versions, for a hearty recovery meal after your workout that will have you crushing your next sessions with even more vigour.

METHOD

The ingredients like hard boiled eggs and asparagus will need to be pre-prepared, but all the other ingredients can be purchased cold, or you can cook them all yourself in advance and have them ready at any moment when hungry. 

Rememeber that presentation is typically a focus point for Scandinavians, so try making it look good, and you'll be surprised how much better it can taste.

THE COPENHAGEN

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • ½ avocado (Mushed down) as the base

  • Asparagus (fried)

  • Smoked salmon (1 generous heap)

THE OSLO

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • Cottage cheese for the base

  • Spinach (handful)

  • Steak (1 generous heap)

VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY

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THE STOCKHOLM

THE REYKJAVIK

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • Pesto base

  • Red pepper (fresh or I used pickled in a jar)

  • 2-4 pickled boquerones (sardines work just as well)

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • Hummus for vegetarians or taramasalata (A Greek meze made from cod roe) as the base

  • 1 hard boiled egg (cut into 3-4)

  • ¼ cucumber (sliced in strips)

HOT TIP

You don't have to stick to these ingredients, quantities, or even combinations. Feel free to mix and match, and get creative. The sky really is the limit with what you can do!

So what are you waiting for? Try your hand at some super easy, and yummy Scandinavian cooking for an authentic taste that you can replicate again and again with ease.

HELD OG LYKKE (good luck!)

My photos are usually rubbish so if you can make this recipe then I'd love to see your attempt. Just upload it on Instagram and hashtag it: #thefoodandbodycoach