There is nothing so popular in Sweden as freshly boiled prawns – everybody likes them, living in Gothenburg – that’s the major fishing market in Sweden .. I was spoiled with high quality and freshly boiled everyday, except Mondays.
In Gothenburg the public fish market is “Fiskekyrkan”, “the Fish Church” and as you can see from the photo why it got it’s name. It was built in 1874 and was then the fish mangler market – until it move to the new facilities in 1910. Today it’s only for the public – and restaurants buy all their fish and seafood there. There is also a couple of very popular restaurants at the market. Of course “Fiskekyrkan” is a major tourist attraction in Gothenburg. It’s to be spelled “Feskekörka” if you’re a true Gothenburger.
A pint of prawns with anchovy and chilli mayo, serve 4
900g (2lb) prawns
4 anchovy fillets
2 red chillies
150ml (0.65cup) good quality mayonnaise
2 little gem heads
lemon wedges, to serve
Divide the prawns between 4 pint glasses and garnish with a lemon wedge.
Finely chop the anchovies, halve and seed the chillies – finely chop too, mix both in with the mayonnaise – divide between 4 suitable ramekins.
Cut the lettuce into wedges, 2 per person.
A 10 min starter that will impress and be enjoyed!
“I`m on a seafood diet — I see food, I eat it.”
Photos provided by and thanks to:gimmemorephotos.com/sevardhet.se/tiotips.nu/svenskfisk.se