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Smörgåskaviar as a condiment on a cottage cheese sandwich

Smörgåskaviar ('sandwich caviar') is a fish roe spread eaten in Scandinavia and Finland.[1] Despite its name, smörgåskaviar is not actual caviar, i.e. sturgeon roe. Instead, it is a paste made from cod roe and a variable mix of other ingredients, which can include mashed potatoes, tomato sauce, onion, salt and sometimes dill or chives. It is usually sold in smoked[2] and non-smoked variants, as well as in variants with a prominent taste of dill, for instance Öhnbergs Dill-kaviar. The most common brand in Sweden is Kalles Kaviar.[3][4][5]

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  1. ^ Pandey, A.; Du, G.; Sanromán, M.Á.; Soccol, C.R.; Dussap, C.G. (2016). Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Food and Beverages Industry. Elsevier Science. p. 204. ISBN 978-0-444-63677-5. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  2. ^ Aurell, Bronte (September 13, 2015). "The foodie traveller on … Sweden's foul-smelling herring dish". The Guardian. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  3. ^ Swedes love caviar in the tube 2014-04-25.
  4. ^ Swedes love condiments in tubes 2014-04-25.
  5. ^ Weird Swedish food… 2014-04-254.