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Surströmming

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Man, I usually love it when folks bring me food and drink from abroad.

 

Until today. A friend arrived after a business trip to Sweden and brought back a can of...

 

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Basically, it's rotten Baltic herring. Smells worse than it sounds.

 

The can was really bulging and I feared a case of botulism but evidently it's a result of the fermentation process.

 

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We opened it outdoors along the road. And wow did it stink. The village kids walking home from school were literally gagging and running away.

 

Wikipedia: "According to a Japanese study, a newly opened can of surströmming has one of the most putrid food smells in the world..."

 

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The Red Wolf on the label looks like he's howling in protest at the odor. Understandable.

 

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My wife baked some pandesal and sliced up some red onions and we made little rotten herring canapes. It tasted much better than it smelled. Crazy salty though.

 

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Any of you Scandanavian types homesick for this stuff? There is plenty left over!

 

 

 

 

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Woolf

Hey now, why you say Scadinavian, Denmark is part of Scandinavia, we sure do not eat that rotten stuff in Denmark

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BossHog

uh-oh.

 

It's been five hours since snack time and I don't feel so good.

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Half Baked

100 cc.. STAT!

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broden

100 cc.. STAT!

that stuff is great in ice cream shakes

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T.S.

I saw that stuff recently on a Jamie Oliver show...

 

 

It was on Bizarre Foods before too...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzB203OjU-M

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afmayer

Hey now, why you say Scadinavian, Denmark is part of Scandinavia, we sure do not eat that rotten stuff in Denmark

 

No... but you eat Ludfisk which is just as bad...

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T.S.

No... but you eat Ludfisk which is just as bad...

 

lol. Both are kinda strange. That Surströmming stuff seems way worse from the videos that I have seen.

 

Some of my older relatives in Minnesota still make Lutefisk around Christmas. I am not a fan of it.

 

The regular supermarkets around my place in MN stock it. I have a picture on my phone...

 

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roadhaze

If you decide to open another can please don't invite me over. I still don't like walking even close to the dried fish market.

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Alfred E. Neuman

It's worse than ginamos?

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Woolf

No... but you eat Ludfisk which is just as bad...

 

We do not eat lutefisk in denmark

 

Lutefish is a norwegian speciality

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BossHog

 

 

It's worse than ginamos?

 

About 10x stronger but about 100x more putrid.

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afmayer

lol. Both are kinda strange. That Surströmming stuff seems way worse from the videos that I have seen.

 

Some of my older relatives in Minnesota still make Lutefisk around Christmas. I am not a fan of it.

 

The regular supermarkets around my place in MN stock it. I have a picture on my phone...

 

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That's some nasty stuff... I was invited to a Danish friends house for Christmas holidays and they had Ludfisk... Very difficult for me to stop from vomiting after trying it...

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afmayer

We do not eat lutefisk in denmark

 

Lutefish is a norwegian speciality

 

My Danish friends and family always had Ludfisk around the holidays... I thought it was liked in several Scandinavian countries... not just Norway... 

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JSL-USMC

Nuoc mam anyone?

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SkyMan

Hey now, why you say Scadinavian, Denmark is part of Scandinavia, we sure do not eat that rotten stuff in Denmark

Well, something is rotten in Denmark!

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