New Year’s Eve is approaching, an evening on which most Danes like to party into the early hours. Eating plays a big part, with various kinds of hearty, traditional food being consumed in the early evening before the night culminates at midnight with fireworks, champagne and the special Danish marzipan ring cake: kransekage.
Traditionally in many parts of the country, cod was the preferred main course on this special night. Also called ‘the New Year Cod’, it was originally boiled and accompanied by a mustard sauce. If this sounds a little old school, you can also prepare cod in a number of different ways. Try it, for example, baked in pastry, baked in foil with tomatoes, horse radish and herbs, or baked in white wine with vegetables and a curry sauce.