Monday, April 27, 2015

Chow Down to Eurovision 2015 - Denmark

It's seems like only yesterday Denmark invited the world to #JoinUs in Copenhagen, host city of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. 

I'm sure no one will object if I take a  moment to thank Denmark for the really, really, really good show.

In 2010 Denmark gave us another eurovision moment, In a Moment Like This, Charnee and N'evergreen belted out a G:Son number that saw them place 4th.

I have often wondered if this may have been the inspiration for the Dr Who, Rose Tyler trapped in a parallel universe story line...
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When deciding which dish to represent Denmark I turned to Kate who is one of the organisers of EuroClub Perth and also happens to be originally from Denmark.

Frikadeller was her suggestion and I was instantly onboard. I have used the recipe from the SBS website as the base and then added a pickled carrot to complete the dish.

Frikadeller with pickled carrots
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 150ml red wine
  • 300ml milk
  • 500g veal mince
  • 500g pork mince
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1tsp. cracked black pepper 
  • 1 brown onion grated
  • 50g plain flour
  • 100g panko bread crumbs
  • 3 eggs 
  • In a saucepan on medium heat reduce the chicken stock and wine till there is about 150ml 
  • Allow to cool and add the milk to the stock 
  • Add all the remaining ingredients to a stand mixer with a dough hook
  • Knead together and gradually add the milk stock mixture till well combined
  • Let rest in fridge over night
  • In a medium-low pan  with butter and oil, fry spoonfuls of the mixture until cooked through (about 7 minutes)
  • Drain on paper towel and serve
I really enjoy the way the carrots cut through the soft richness of the frikadeller with their sharp crunch.

The other pickles we a gift from a friend and were perfect! 
Pickled carrot
  • 1 large carrot ( I used purple)
  • 100g sugar
  • 100g water
  • 100g white vinegar
  • Slice carrot thin in food processor
  • Put sugar, water, vinegar into a put
  • Bring to boil
  • Add carrot, remove from heat
  • Let stand 10 minutes then add to jar
  • Leave in fridge overnight

Anti Social Media will represent Denmark in 2015 with a name that has embodied the notion of life imitating art. When they were first selected there was a lot of anti social media commentary.

They will bring a tasty portion of pure pop to the musical banquet in Vienna.

Held og lykke!

Past Denmark Chow Down to Eurovision

1 comment:

  1. Jason, I hope your not a 'shipper'... I am most definitely not a fan of the Rose & The Doctor storyline. Meanwhile, I am a fan of frikadeller and I also quite like this song but they have a stupid name.