Fans of the hit TV series, Vikings, will know by now that the Lothbrok family liked nothing more than a lavish feast washed down by lots of mead.
However, despite us knowing a lot about how the Vikings lived, dressed, and pillaged, very little is known about what they ate, mainly because no Viking recipes exist today.
So, what do we know? Nordic food is healthy. Vikings would typically follow a diet made up of fresh fish, seafood, poultry, meat, fruit, berries, root vegetables, whole grains, and dairy. Food would be flavored with herbs and spices and sweetened with honey.
The harsh weather made it very difficult to grow crops and raise animals. The Vikings of the 9th century, just like Ragnar and Lagertha in the hit TV series, would invade other countries in Europe where the land could be more easily farmed.
It wasn't all doom and gloom though, the Vikings did love a good feast, especially when they came back from a successful raid. Then, they would roast meats and drink lots of mead and strong ale
Do you want to eat like Ragnar Lothbrok and his fellow Vikings? Then explore these 40 Nordic Food Recipes and enjoy great sweet and savory soups, bread and sides, mains, and sweet treats.
Plus: a BONUS recipe for simple homemade Viking mead, made using easy to source ingredients.
Choose from classic Viking fare and Nordic food recipes with a modern twist including:
- Braised Fennel with Ginger
- Bjorn's Bread and Beer Soup
- Fire Baked Flat Breads
- Reindeer Steak in Dark Chocolate Sauce with Berries
- Siggy's Brie and Saffron Tart
- Blueberry Skyr Cheesecake
- Rollo's Sweet Wine Cakes
Go healthy, go fresh, go Viking, and make these delicious and nutritious Nordic food recipes a part of your family's weekly menu plan.