Monday, December 3, 2012

Swedish Cream Sauce...or Romsås...

The Americans have tartar sauce, the French have remulade and Swede's have Swedish Cream Sauce. The Swedish name is Romsås! I believe rom is roe in English. My grandfather was Swedish. His parents immigrated to America when they were young adults. Both never again went home to their country. 

                                                                Lilla Asbotorp
My cousin recently traveled to the little town and house my great grandfather grew up in. She met many of our relatives and long lost cousins. It was a wonderful trip and experience. One of the things she brought back with her is this recipe. You will love every single bite. Promise! 

this is a small caviar that you can find at Ikea. It is herring roe, it is not expensive and will keep in the can also use other caviar, like salmon caviar...

(if like me you can't find creme fraiche at your grocery store you can use Mexicana is the same thing and is cheaper) and I doubled this recipe...

1 cup of sour cream
1 cup of creme fraiche
1/2 cup of mayonnaise
3 tablespoon of fresh or dried dill
 2 ounce container of caviar
white pepper to taste....1/2 teaspoon...

put all the ingredients in a bowl and stir together and then gently fold in the caviar or roe...This is best if made at least 1 hour before serving...Can be made the day before...

This sauce is so good on everything...just makes everything better... the next morning we had brie and salmon omelets with the sauce over the top...oh my goodness! The best! 

Cheers to Happy  !!


  1. Thank you for posting this! We just got back from visiting some friends in Sweden and I thought I had died and gone to heaven with this sauce! They had bought it and didn't have a recipe to share. I've been searching all day for a recipe for it that I could understand and you gave it to me! I can not wait to make it!

  2. Yes, thanks for the recipe. We spent 2 weeks in Stockholm (Lindigö) and my wife thought it was the best fish sauce ever.