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  • 04/06/2013
  • Easy
  • 4
  • 35 min

Traditional Danish cuisine is based on fish, seafood and meat, as well as on vegetables, fruit, milk and dairy products, especially cheese and yoghurt. The Danes eat large quantities of food, but it is a varied high-calorie diet, and smoked food is especially popular.

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  • 600 g fillet of salmon
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Vegeta
  • Vegetables:
  • 1 kg small new potatoes
  • 25 ml oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Sauce:
  • 25 g butter
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 250 ml milk
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 fl oz /100 ml half-and-half or single cream
  • 1 tsp horseradish
  • 1 tbsp dill


  1. 1.
    Peel the potatoes, cut the large ones if necessary, drizzle with oil and toss. Roast in a moderately hot oven at 200 °C /gas mark 6 for about 25 minutes.
  2. 2.
    Combine olive oil with lemon juice and Vegeta and mix to blend. Brush on the salmon steaks.
  3. 3.
    Remove the potatoes from the oven, and add the salmon, skin-side down. Continue baking for another 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, make the sauce.
  4. 4.


  5. 5.
    Heat a skillet and add the butter. Add the flour and sugar and stir until the butter melts and blends with the flour. Add the milk and stirring all the time, bring the sauce to boil. Season with salt, add the lemon juice, mustard and horseradish, and continue to simmer for a couple of minutes.


Turn off the heat before adding chopped dill and cream. Stir to combine and serve the sauce with baked salmon steaks and potatoes.


Before popping the salmon into the oven, put a cup of water in the oven. The evaporating moisture will prevent the salmon from drying out.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 625 / 2.613 - -
Fat g 35,00 - -
Carbohydrates g 386,94 - -
Dietary fibre g 6,36 - -
Protein g 39,69 - -
Vitamin A μg 506,35 13 10
Vitamin D μg 394,90 197 197
Niacin mg 22,78 163 114
Pantothenic acid mg 3,55 51 51
Potassium mg 1.941,73 52 52
Calcium mg 207,54 21 21
Phosphorous mg 488,05 61 61

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)