For the Swedes, Midsummer is an uplifting and joyous holiday celebrated annually with eating, drinking and dancing, says Krista Boyer, IKEA Food Sales Leader. We're excited to share our Swedish heritage with our U.S. FAMILY and friends with our delicious Midsummer Smorgasbord.
The IKEA Midsummer menu*** includes
Mustard & Dill Herrings
Eggs with Seaweed Pearls
Eggs with Najad Salmon
Marinated Salmon w/ salmon sauce
Prast & Herrgard Cheese
Pressgurka - Pickled Cucumber
Red Skin Potato Salad
Pizzasallad - cabbage salad
Skagenrora - shrimp salad
Crisp, Thin and Soft breads
Swedish & Chicken Meatballs and Lingonberries
Boiled Potatoes with Dill Butter with lemon caper dipping sauce
Fresh Strawberries with Cream Strawberry Cake
Chocolate Gooey cake with sweetened strawberry sauce
Coffee, Tea, Fountain Beverage
Seating is limited, so those who are interested are encouraged to purchase tickets early at their local IKEA store. To locate and contact the nearest IKEA store for more details, including local seating times, visit the Store Locator page on www.IKEA-USA.com and enter your city/state or zip code.
Those who are unable to make the event can still celebrate Midsummer at home. Visit the Swedish Food Market in IKEA U.S. stores to purchase select items from the Midsummer Smorgasbord menu or find and try ingredients for other Swedish recipes, such as salad with spicy salmon and avocado.
Salad with spicy salmon and avocado
Serves 4, Time 25 min
Ingredients & Supplies
1 pound SJÖRAPPORT salmon fillet
1 cup SÅS PEPPARROT horseradish sauce
1 cup green beans
1 tsp. paprika powder
½ tsp. chilli powder
½ cup mixed green salad
1 lime, juice
¼ cup olive oil, extra virgin
Salt and black pepper
Bring 1 quart of lightly salted water to boil. Boil the green beans for 2 minutes, drain off and rinse under cold water to cool down.
Preheat a frying pan or grill pan really hot. Season the salmon with salt, black pepper, paprika and chili powder. Grill the salmon on each side for approx. 30 seconds. Put on a tray to cool down and set aside.
Turn the beans with the green salad in a bowl. Add olive oil, lime juice, salt and black pepper. Divide the salad on four plates.
Cut the avocados in half, take out the core and cut into slices. Put them on top of the salad.
Slice the salmon thinly and put it on the salad. Drizzle some sauce over it and serve immediately!
*IKEA FAMILY is a benefits program that offers membership perks including special product discounts, sneak previews, free coffee and tea in the IKEA Restaurant, and more. Consumers can sign up for the free program online or in-store.