Healthy Swedish Råkor, (Shrimp)
Today I saw an elderly couple, (I’m guessing in their eighties), walking down an icy sidewalk, holding hands, their free hands each holding onto one of a pair of ski poles. I want this to be me someday. That’s why I’m writing this post, sharing some Swedish secrets for healthy living. Starting with råkor, in English, shrimp.
Swedes love these little hand peeled crustaceans. They buy them in buckets, floating in brine, keep them in their fridge and eat them on everything from toast to salad to their favorite way–stuffed inside half of an avocado. At noontime in the city you can see hungry folks on their lunch break sitting in cafes devouring heaps of shrimp and greens.
It took me a while to get up the courage to order a shrimp sandwich, but what I discovered is I love these sweet, salty, versatile pieces of protein (if you want to think of them that way).
My suggestion is to buy some shrimp, any size, toss them in a bowl with a little light mayo, fresh dill and salt and pepper. Serve them up salad bar style with lots of other healthy veggies. I find if I chop everything first and have it ready in the fridge in Tupperware containers, then its easy to just pull it all out for dinner and later, pack away the left overs (for another healthy meal). It makes dinner a no-brainer (almost, there’s still the plates to wash).
Here’s what it might look like…