Let’s Have a Barbecue – Scandi Style!
Warmer weather and glimpses of sun can only mean one thing – barbecue season is here.
Here’s what you need for a Scandi barbecue.
Nibbles are important – everyone without a gas barbecue knows this. It always takes about 5 hours to get hot enough to cook anything on so nibbles are crucial to avoid eating each other during the wait.
We like crisps – especially dill chips and sour cream and onion. They’re especially nice with a refreshing dip – such as Estrella Dill dip mix or Holiday.
Estrella Sourcream & Onion Crisps 175g
Estrella Holiday Dipmix – Onion & Pepper Dip Mix 26g
Estrella Dillchips – Dill Crisps 175g
The barbecue bit:
Unless you have a gas barbecue, sausages are the way to go. They cook in less than an hour, are easy to eat standing up, can hold most toppings – and crucially – they taste good even when they’re a bit burnt.
We LOVE the barbecue range from Per I Viken – which includes spicy chorizo, herby Salsiccia and the super savoury Bratwurst. For kids, red hot dogs or classic wienerkorv always go down a treat.
The bready bits:
Classic sausage buns are a must – the softer sweeter bun contrasts oh so well with the meaty sausages. Norwegians are partial to a thin potato flatbread; lompe, which also works a treat.
Not traditional, but very nice, is Swedish soft flatbread. Take it easy on the toppings, though, as this tends to be more fragile than the other two.
Polarbrod Sarek – Thin Flatbread 8-pack
Korvbrödsbagarn Korvbröd – Hotdog Buns 10-pack
Bjørken Lomper 10-pack – Soft Potato Flatbread 260g
A barbecue needs a good range of condiments. Ketchup, several types of mustard, pickles, remoulade, mayonnaise, skagenrora (if you’re from Gothenburg), and crispy onions are absolutely non-negotiable; we like everything at once, but if you fancy a slightly lighter version we recommend you try one of the following combos:
The Swede: Ketchup, mustard, bostongurka and crispy onions. In a bun.
The Dane: Remoulade. Other bits, optional.
The Norwegian: Ketchup, mustard, crispy onions. In lompe.
Johnnys Senap Sötstark – Hot and Sweet Mustard 500g
Bähncke Stærk Sennep – Sharp Mustard 380g
Bähncke Hotdog Ketchup 405g
ScandiKitchen Skagenröra – Seafood Salad 200g
Felix Bostongurka – Pickled Cucumber Relish 375g
Beauvais Agurkesalat – Pickled Cucumber 550g
Cold beers and soft drinks.
Ringnes Solo – Orange Soft Drink 330ml
Nils Oscar God Lager 5.3% – Beer 330ml
Hansa Pilsner Beer 6x500ml
Other bits; An umbrella. A kitchen ready to take over the cooking should the barbecue fail you. More snacks, something sweet to finish with – such as pick and mix and gifflar.
Pick’n’Mix WITH Liquorice 200g
Pågen Kanelgifflar – Mini Cinnamon Buns 260g
Ahlgrens Bilar Original – Fruity Marshmallow Sweets 125g
To view our Barbecue corner – click here. Happy barbecuing!