When I first heard of the existence of Swedish Fish Oreos, I was game to get some. Sadly, the only stores they were sold in were at Kroger's supermarkets in the midwest. However, thanks to the power of Amazon, I was able to buy a box online of this Oreo flavor the Internet loves to hate.
The Oreos are actually pretty tasty(and I'm not trolling anybody when I say this), the cream has a strong cherry smell but a taste between a mix of cherry and lingonberries(Swedish berries). The cream tastes pretty similar to the Swedish Fish candies themselves.
When I think of Swedish fish(that is, fish from the country Sweden), I think of herring(which may or may not be Swedish in origin). My mom(who was Jewish) loved herring and gefilte fish(the latter of which is from Israel, not Sweden). I think I got that acquired taste of fish from her.
I can still recall being in 7th grade and one of my classmates, Kaitlyn, loved Swedish Fish candies- and that was my first introduction to Swedish Fish candies.
Everybody at my day job was intrigued when I told them I was making a herring meatloaf this weekend. But I didn't tell them about the Swedish Fish part of it...
The taste of the meatloaf was pretty salty, but then again herring is salty, as it is fish canned in a jar with some cream sauce(I don't like herring in wine sauce). But if you eat a Swedish Fish candy with every bite, it's very appetizing.
HELPFUL LINK: Swedish Fish Oreos: https://www.amazon.com/Limited-Swedish-Oreo-Sandwich-Cookies/dp/B01K6N2GQG/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1474141095&sr=1-1&
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A large bowl
A lasagna pan
Nonstick cooking spray
For the meatloaf:
2/3 tbsp. of onion powder
2 beaten and whisked eggs
16 ounces of herring in cream sauce, chopped up
10 Swedish Fish Oreos(see Helpful Link)
Pinch of salt
Pinch of black pepper
Swedish fish candies to top the meatloaf
1. Put the first 4 ingredients into a large bowl.
2. Separate the red cream from the cookies. Put the red cream into the large bowl and the cookies into a Ziploc bag. Close the bag and crush up the cookies with your fists. Dump the crushed cookies into the large bowl.
3. Add salt and black pepper into the large bowl.
4. Mix all the ingredients up until you get a somewhat firm meatloaf mixture(it's very hard considering the herring are in a cream sauce).
5. Spray a lasagna pan with nonstick cooking spray.
6. Form 2 loaves from the meatloaf mixture.
7. Bake the meatloaves in a 375 degree Fahrenheit oven for 15-20 minutes.
8. Take the meatloaves out of the oven and top the meatloaves with Swedish Fish candies.
9. Bon appetit!
Note: Most jars of herring say "May contain bones" so watch out for them when you eat this meatloaf! But from my experience, the bones are pretty tiny and not noticeable in your mouth.