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    Photographer: Tina Stafren

Recipe: the table at Gunnebo

Gunnebo’s head chef Hannes Högberg has created a simple recipe with lovely flavours that are Swedish summer in a nutshell.

Sweden is The Edible Country, and for those booking the table at Gunnebo House outside Gothenburg a vegetarian do-it-yourself menu awaits that pays homage to Swedish, locally grown flavours.

 

Butter sauteed carrot with chervil, wild herb salad, egg, and hazelnut yoghurt

2 portions

Ingredients

  • 300 g carrot
  • 50 g butter
  • 75 g yoghurt
  • 40 g hazelnuts
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 bunch of chervil
  • Salt
  • Wild herbs*

*Depending on the season there are lots of wild herbs you can find yourself in the area around Gunnebo. Have a walk and see if you can find any herbs for the salad.

  • Spanish chervil (there will be a bunch in the basket)
  • Garlic mustard
  • Ground elder (young shoots can be eaten raw, and if they have grown bigger you can turn them in the pan with the carrots just before serving)
  • Large bittercress (look around wet areas)
  • Wood sorrel
  • Sorrel
  • Pigweed
  • Caraway (leaves and/or seeds)
  • Lime tree (both leaves and flowers)
  • Chickweed (just pick the leaves, or turn the stalk with the leaves in the pan with the carrots just before serving)

 

Preparation

  1. Boil the eggs till fairly runny, around 6 minutes. Put to one side.
  2. Finely chop the hazelnuts and mix into the yoghourt.
  3. Peel and chop the carrot into pieces the same size. Put in a pan and fill with enough water to just cover the carrots, and boil until soft. Pour off the water and put the carrots to one side.
  4. Chop the chervil (stalks and leaves).
  5. Mix the herbs you have found to make a salad.
  6. Heat the butter in the pan until is golden brown in colour. Put the cooked carrots in the brown butter, salt and turn with a good handful of chopped chervil.
  7. Serve the carrot with the egg and the salad, drizzle over hazelnut yoghurt and top with chopped chervil.

 

The Edible Country

Cook together with good friends, discover new and exciting ingredients and get close to Swedish nature. There are three tables you can book in West Sweden: one on Ramsvik in Bohuslän, one at Gunnebo House near Gothenburg and one by the Göta canal.