This 12 months we rejoice 10 years of writing recipes on this weblog and kind of yearly now we have shared just a few Christmas impressed recipes. However now we have by no means actually dug into a number of the extra conventional Nordic Christmas meals. Most likely as a result of essentially the most traditional meals throughout Christmas over listed here are meatballs, pickled herring, pork ribs, ham and a heavy grated potato, anchovies and cream dish known as Jansons Temptation. Principally as removed from plant based mostly as you will get 🙂
As a substitute now we have centered on mushroom loaves, stuffed cabbage parcels, saffron falafels, kale salads, vegan hasselback potatoes and brussels sprouts recipes.
However when Fazer requested us to create just a few Nordic Christmas recipes with their new oat product known as Yosa Oat Block, we took the chance to mess around with old-school recipes, utilizing their product as an alternative of meat. Yosa Oat Block is protein-rich, vegan and appears and feels loads like tofu however is made purely from nordic oats as an alternative of soy, with added pea protein. It’s harvested, produced and bought right here in Scandinavia and we actually get pleasure from utilizing it. It is extremely agency and works properly to fry, grate, pickle, grill and slice. It is solely out there within the nordic nations in the intervening time, so if you cannot discover it you possibly can exchange it with agency tofu in these recipes
We combined the Oat Block into meatballs, sliced it into ribs, pickled it in a creamy mustard dressing and grated it as an alternative of anchovies right into a Jansons Temptation dish. We’re sharing two of the recipes right here and two extra on Fazer’s web site (in Swedish).

The vegetarian meatballs are fast and simple to make, get their taste from mushrooms and have a lightness to them that we love. Since we fry mushroom and onion first, they solely want a fast flip within the pan to get some colour.
Our Christmas ribs aren’t that conventional however scrumptious however and so they look actually intriguing as a plant based mostly possibility on the Christmas desk. We make the candy and sticky glaze from dried apricots, orange juice, chili and saffron and it’s so good! We use oat block slices as an alternative of ribs that we fry to provide them some colour after which rub in glaze and roast.

Hope you benefit from the recipe and keep tuned as we shall be again subsequent week with extra recipes for the vacations!

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