2-3 dl berries; wild blueberries, wild raspberries, lingonberriesrinsed
1 handful meadowsweetwater mint, wild mint
100 g ButterVegan butter can be used.
3 tbsp. Sugar
Warm berries with smoked butter and meadowsweet with cordial is a summer dish originated from the northern region of Sweden. The recipe was designed by a quartet of Swedish Michelin-starred chefs: Titti Qvarnström, Niklas Ekstedt, Jacob Holmström, and Anton Bjuhr.
It is part of a campaign initiated by Sweden’s Tourism Board, dubbed Edible Sweden, meant to celebrate the country’s wild resources.
How to cook it:
- Light a fire.
- Add the butter to a small saucepan and melt it over the fire.
- Pick a stick or piece of coal from the fire and put in the melted but- ter in the saucepan. Leave it for 5 minutes.
- Heat up the butter ones again and pour through sieve in a bowl.
- Boil up 2 dl of water with 2 tbsp. sugar, meadowsweet and a pinch of salt. Allow to stand for 20 min- utes and let it cool (it should be drunken cold).
- Pour through sieve.
- Melt 1 tbsp. sugar in the saucepan until golden brown.
- Add the berries and allow to cook.
- Add the smoked butter to the berries.
About the ingredients:
- Blueberries (Blåbär)
Blueberries are one of Sweden’s most common plants, most commonly found in forests, but can also be found growing up on the mountain ranges. They are usually found in coniferous for- ests, deciduous forest and in heath. The branches are evergreen and angular, which makes the blueberry rice easy to recognise even in winter. The mature berries are usually blue or purple on the surface.
- Raspberry (Hallon)
Raspberry grows all over Sweden. It is usually found on a newly laid clearcutting, but also on steeps, roadsides and thickets. The bush can grow up to two meters high. The trunk is upright and round.
- Lingonberries (Lingon)
Lingonberries grow all over Sweden. They are usually found in pine forests, heath, mire or pavement. The flowers are bell- shaped, white to pale pink. The fruit is a red berry 6–10 mm, with an acidic taste, ripening in late summer to autumn.
- Meadowsweet (Älggräs)
Meadowsweet grows all over Sweden. It is a type of weed that grows at watercourses, wet meadows, dikes and other cultural landscape. The stems are 1–2 m tall, erect and furrowed, reddish to sometimes purple. The leaves are dark-green on the upper side and whitish and downy underneath, much divided, inter- ruptedly pinnate, having a few large serrate leaflets and small intermediate ones. The flowers are small and numerous, they show 5 sepals and 5 petals with 7 to 20 stamens.
Photo: August Dellert
More recipes part of this fantastic initiative can be found on Visit Sweden.