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Eight comforting Swedish Christmas recipes

What is your go-to Christmas food? Photo: Carolina Romare/imagebank.sweden.se

Published: 18.Dec.2018 06:59 hrs

In Sweden, a big part of Christmas is eating, drinking and merriment, so to help you prepare, The Local has collected eight traditional and popular dishes that are guaranteed to get you into the Swedish Christmas spirit.

Cured salmon (Gravad Lax)

Raw fish might not sound very Christmassy, but gravad lax has become a Swedish Christmas favourite. The name means 'cured salmon' and the recipe comes from the Middle Ages, when fishermen used to bury their catch to keep it fresh. This dish is a brilliant and delicate starter for any Christmas meal and very easy to make!

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