This week the Red River on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota is starting to swell at the beginning of what may be a very long flood season for the region. This region is filled with interesting dishes from Germany and Scandinavia that you will not see past these borders. Here are some dish suggestions, photo tours, and local stories to help you bring the Red River to your brunch or dinner table tonight.
North Dakota Knoephla Soup – Dumplings in chicken broth with potato and carrots.
Fleischkuechle – Ground beef turnovers from the recipe collection of NDSU “Germans from Russia” website.
Sweedish Lutefisk – As the recipe states “you acquire a taste for (like Haggis).” Very simple – fish, lye and a saw.
Middle Eastern Angel Hair Pasta Hot Honey Cakes – Great brunch entrée or dinner side dish. Super easy to make, could easily change the spices to match any meal.
Minnesota Wild Rice – collection of side dishes, salads, and even a pie from the Visit Minnesota website.