baked potatoes with prawn and herring

baked potatoes | jammiejammieblog.wordpress.comI just found out I didn’t win the Ikea food challenge (somebody call a waaah-mbulance). Still, it was fun to think of recipes within the restrictions of the competition (like each dish had to contain at least one Ikea ingredient). These baked potatoes I submitted are a celebration of traditional Scandinavian flavours: seafood, dille, and sweet and sour. They are inspired by a prawn sandwich dish a Swedish friend brought to my mother’s birthday party once: the bread and filling were arranged in a tower to make a spectacular savoury birthday cake. There are lots of ingredients, but the salads are very easy to make: combine in a bowl and serve. The cold fishy fillings taste great with hot baked potatoes, but serve with bread if you prefer.

baked potatoes with prawns and herring

(serves 3)

baked potatoes | jammiejammieblog.wordpress.comingredients

3 large potatoes

little olive oil


prawn salad

100 gr small cooked prawns

4 cm piece of cucumber in dice

50 gr sour cream

1 tbsp mayonaise

few sprigs fresh dill, snipped

squeeze of lemon juice

salt and pepper

herring salad

150 gr sill matjes preserved herring, drained (drained weight)

100 gr cooked beetroot, diced

1 small onion, finely chopped

half a small apple, diced

1 tsp mustard

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp vinegar

1 tbsp sour cream

salt and pepper


few sprigs fresh dill, snipped

2 spring onions, finely sliced


Prick the potatoes with a skewer or fork and rub with a little olive oil and salt. Bake in the oven (1 hour and 20 minutes at 180 degrees C) or in the microwave (about 12 minutes depending on weight – see the instructions on the microwave or check the potatoes after 10 minutes on full).

prawn salad

Drain the prawns and cucumber on kitchen paper towels for a few minutes.

Combine the remaining ingredients and stir in the prawns and cucumber.

herring salad

Cut the herring into bite-sized pieces and drain on kitchen paper towels for a few minutes.

Combine the dressing ingredients.

Stir in the herring, beetroot, onion and apple.

to serve 

Cut the potatoes in half. Pile the prawn filling on one half, the herring on the other. Sprinkle liberally with chives and spring onion. Serve with a green salad.


About Marijn Moltzer

Writer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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