Chef Marcus Samuelsson Talks Swedish Comfort Food
Posted on January 12, 2012Chef Marcus Samuelsson talked with The Today Show about his favorite comfort foods. They're all Swedish -- because that's where he grew up with his adopted parents. Marcus loves meatballs, and his always looked delicious on Top Chef Masters. Marcus likes to make his meatballs with beef, veal and pork. The gravy is simple with cream, chicken stock and spices. He also likes pickles and ligon berries, both of which are traditional items on the Swedish table. His favorite side dish with meatballs is a rich dish of mashed potatoes. He says that dish means home to him. Swedish food has a lot of pickling and preserving. He loves curing his own salmon. Take a look:
You can find Chef Samuelsson's recipe for Swedish Meatballs here. You can find his recipe for Corn Mashed Potatoes here.