Gubbröra – perfect for Midsummer!

We are planning a whole four weeks in Sweden this summer. It may seem strange but I have a list of all these classic Swedish dishes that I haven’t eaten in years and this is the summer where I will recreate and cook them all. Even the dishes I never liked as a child, I’ve got to give them a go now, right? I have so many dishes to cook!

For the first time in about ten years we will be spending Midsummer at home! And I’m planning it already. I will definitely prepare Gubbröra. It’s ll the midsummer food – in one! It’s a lazy  (and convenient) way of serving up all the midsummer flavours in an easy way when you’re on a boat or by a lake. I have a sneaky feeling we will do both of those things this year… So I plan to make a big batch of Gubbröra in the morning, chill it well and bring it to the lake in the afternoon where I will serve it up on crisp bread with cold beer and schnapps whilst waiting for the sun to never set.

Just chop up nice and neat cubes of all the ingredients listed below, season to taste and voilà! Gubbröra! Or “old man’s mix” if you like. Give it a go!


  • pickled herring in all spice sesasoning (matjessill)
  • red onion
  • yoghurt or sour cream
  • hard boiled egg
  • new potatoes
  • dill
  • chives


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