No, this is not a call for help. SOS is a classic Swedish starter, short for sill ost smör (pickled herring, cheese, butter). It’s served with crisp bread and snaps. We had it as a starter just the other day when lovely Courtney and her CS was visiting for a dinner, together with Anne and her family.

Two kinds of pickled herring: mustard and onion & cranberries. Västerbotten cheese, the Swedish equivalent of Parmesan. Butter with sea salt.

Crisp bread. I love the sticks from Vilmas, this one was with dill and onion.

5 Responses to “SOS”

  1. coco cooks
    October 2nd, 2010 11:54

    Thank you for exposing me to how wonderful Swedish food can be.

  2. Pille
    October 4th, 2010 10:46

    I LOVE Västerbotten cheese (a wee bit salty, a wee bit sweet), and those Vilma sticks were great – I believe you sent me some a while ago (cannot remember, which flavour, however)..

  3. Rosa
    October 9th, 2010 22:31

    Lovely food! Swedish cheeses are very flavorful and so unique.



  4. Orsetta
    October 14th, 2010 23:52

    I love it

    Kiss from Italy


  5. Ploy
    March 31st, 2011 02:09

    Can we please have a recipe for pickled herring or a swedish way to prepare herring? Looks so wonderful!

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