I’m not familiar with this Swedish tradition but I have observed that during August most people organize a party called kräftskiva or crayfish party. It’s oftentimes combined with shrimp or just crayfish party. I prefer shrimp cos it’s easier to peel than shelling a crayfish. In the old times, the party had something to do with the harvest season for crayfish which would occur in the late summer but today it is even celebrated in the early August. You can imagine all the people in the party are eating crayfish and shrimp with their fingers since that’s how it should be. It is also served with bread, cheese and smorgasbord dishes (smörgåsbordrätter). Appropriate drinks are aquavit, snaps and beer.
Once we were at a baptismal celebration, this bowl of shrimp was the main dish. It wasn’t time for crayfish harvest, though one can buy it frozen all-year-round, people prefer to wait for the harvest season which falls in August. Anyhow, the shrimp made our dinner exquisite even without crayfish. It was like a buffé of make-your-own shrimp sandwich and on the table were salmon, sausages, ham, different kind of dressing, bread, and salad. I’m beginning to like the simple food preparation here. The people in my hometown, Davao, would probably think I’m stingy if I serve just shrimp on my birthday, lol! Or maybe I should host a shrimp party when we’re there.
YAM!I love shrimps especially baby shrimps with some cream and garlic…hmmmm…. YAM!!
The best thing ever! I could eat it all day long!
black eyed susans kitchen says
Now I am hungry! Maybe shrimp cocktail…or scampi!
Wow…I like shrimp 😉 So yummy. Anyway thanks for dropping to my blog and thanks for visiting. Cheers 😉
Looks great! Thanks for sharing the post.
Team BrandFiesta! - PTP Forum says
tHE Ikea in Brooklyn, (swedish furniture store) is having a crawfish festival, im definitely going, hmmm hmmmm
Dean @ Car News says
Look yummy!! I really love shrimp.
mailbox rentals says
It looks yummy! It’s good for those with no allergies.
I also love shrimps, although I haven’t tasted a crayfish yet.
I love all seafood. I was once scared of eating crayfish but after you get over the initial wierdness, they are quite good, like little mini lobster tails you gotta work hard to get to.
Love seafood, it’s so yummy. When I visited your ex hometown, Davao, I went to a restaurant called “Let’s Crab Eat” they had a buffe with different seafood and lots of desserts too. Best food in Davao during my visit.
I do miss the seafood in Davao and the food that I grew up with. I haven’t been there for 3 yrs now. The name of the restaurant sounds like anyone can eat plenty of crabs. Must be new.