Who doesn’t love meatloaf?
I know I do, and this time I decided to make it with a Scandinavian twist… :)
First, I’ve added “renskav” (the Swedish word for a delicacy of the Sami, i.e. the indigenous people of the northern parts of Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Kola Peninsula of Russia).
“Renskav” is frozen (or sometimes dehydrated) reindeer meat, that is thinly cut into small chips (traditionally straight into a hot frying pan).
I’m guessing reindeer meat isn’t highly available across the globe, so just replace it with any chipped game meat if you can not get your hands on it…
Second, in Sweden meatloaf is usually served with brown gravy, boiled potatoes and currant jelly or lingonberry jam.
The gravy can easily be made gluten free (though with dairy…), the potatoes I don’t care much about, but I really wanted to incorporate the berry flavor. Since jam is a thing of the past for me now I decided to add some fresh berries to the meatloaf instead, and chose to go for red currants simply because I think they taste better and fresher than lingonberries do “un-jammed”.
Finally I decided to wrap the whole thing in bacon….not because it’s particularly Scandinavian, but because…who does not love bacon too?? ;)
Just one last thing before moving on to the recipe: This meatloaf was d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s!! ;)
Cut it up in nice, thick, slices and serve with a simple salad, cauliflower rice (and if you’re ok with the extra dairy, some gravy…).
Hope you’ll enjoy it, and please let me know if you try it out! :)
LCHF? -Oh yeah.
Paleo? Given you’re ok with the dairy. If not, skip the cream and add two eggs as a binder when mixing it all together.
(An egg or two could very well be added also to the cream version, the only reason I didn’t is that my youngest unfortunately is allergic to eggs…)
Have an awesome day!