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Finlandia Croutons

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Finlandia Croutons

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Of course you can buy pre-made croutons, but when these are sooo good – should you!

INGRIDIENTS

  1. 4 cups torn bread pieces: French, sour dough – up to you
  2. ¼ cup Finlandia All Natural Butter*
  3. 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  4. Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper
  5. ¼ cup finely chopped curly parsley

DIRECTIONS

  • Toss bread in a dry, medium hot non-stick pan until getting toasty – about 5 minutes
  • Then add the Finlandia*, garlic powder, kosher salt, fresh ground pepper and parsley
  • Continue mixing until all croutons are coated – 2 to 3 minutes
  • Serve 

*Finlandia Butter can be found at Vons, Albertsons and Safeway. Finlandia Cheeses are also available, in Southern California at Costco and other fine retailers.

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Salmon Soup

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Salmon Soup

A Finnish classic – that you MUST make. 

Serves 4-6

INGREDIENTS 

  • 2 small leeks, cleans and sliced thin– but just the white & light green parts 
  • 2 tablespoons Finlandia butter*
  • 5 cups fish stock, chicken or vegetable stock will work but try to find fish stock if you can
  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes, sliced crosswise into ¼ inch slices
  • 3 small carrots, sliced crosswise into1/4 inch slices
  • 1 pound fresh salmon, no skin and bones removed cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • ¾ cup finely chopped fresh dill
  • Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cook the leeks in butter over medium heat in a pot until just softened – about 5 minutes
  2. Add the stock, potatoes, carrots and bring to a boil 
  3. Let cook 10-12 minutes or until vegetables have softened
  4. Then add the cream and salmon and cook about 5 minutes more or until salmon is firm – try not to let it boil
  5. Turn off the heat, add the dill, stir well and season to taste with salt and pepper
  6. Cover with a lid and let sit 5 or so more minutes and serve (with some delicious dark bread like they would in Finland).

*Finlandia Butter can be found at Vons, Albertsons and Safeway. Finlandia Cheeses are also available, in Southern California at Costco and other fine retailers.

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Chicken Soup with Rice, Dill & Spinach

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Chicken Soup with Rice, Dill & Spinach

Simple simple simple.

Makes about 8 cups

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 ribs of celery, each sliced lengthwise down the middle then crosswise into thin pieces 
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced small
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup rice, uncooked
  • 2 cups shredded, cooked chicken
  • 2 cups packed fresh spinach leaves, rough chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • Lemon wedges for serving

DIRECTIONS

  1. Put olive oil, celery and onion in the bottom of a medium pot
  2. Cook until softened - about 5 minutes
  3. Add broth (carefully cuz it'll steam) and bring to a boil and add rice
  4. When it comes to a boil again, turn down to a simmer and cook about 10 minutes or until rice is softened
  5. Add chicken, spinach and dill - stir and let simmer about 5 minutes more
  6. Season with salt & pepper
  7. Serve in bowls with a lemon wedge squeezed on top

 

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(in the video I use leek instead of onion, but you don't have to) 

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