Midsommar Smörgåsbord Herring Plate from the Swedish Club

On Friday, june 23rd, the Swedish Club celebrates one of the most important holidays on the Swedish calendar, Midsommar, marking the summer solstice, the longest day of the year — kind of a big deal when you live as far north as the Swedes do! Midsommar celebrations often include a feast, called a smörgåsbord, which usually features herring prominently. Hmm…. a feast that stars herring… during Alaska Herring Week. Yup, that works for us!

Pickled Fried Herring On Hardtack from the Swedish Club for Alaska Herring Week. Photo courtesy the Swedish Club.

The Midsommar smörgåsbord at the Swedish Club features herring five ways, including this Pickled Fried Herring On Hardtack, above, as well as Dill and Tomato Herring Rollups, below.

Dill and Tomato Herring Rollups from the Swedish Club for Alaska Herring Week. Photo courtesy the Swedish Club.

For the complete menu, as well as some interesting background information on herring and Alaska Herring Week, click here to see the Swedish Club’s June 2017 newsletter. The Midsommar smörgåsbord is only $30, but it sells out fast! Make your reservation now by calling 206-283-1090 or emailing rsvp@swedishclubnw.org.

Pickled Citrus Herring from the Swedish Club for Alaska Herring Week. Photo courtesy the Swedish Club.

Pickled Citrus Herring, above, will also be featured on the Swedish Club’s Midsommar herring plate.

Fried Herring with Apples and Beets from the Swedish Club for Alaska Herring Week. Photo courtesy the Swedish Club.

Also on the herring plate, Fried Herring with Apples and Beets from the Swedish Club for Alaska Herring Week.

Pickled Midsummer Herring with Sour Cream and Herbs from the Swedish Club for Alaska Herring Week. Photo courtesy the Swedish Club.

Pickled Midsummer Herring with Sour Cream and Herbs rounds out the Swedish Club Midsommar herring plate for Alaska Herring Week.

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