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    Mock Aquavit and Spiced Spirits

    Making aquavit this way is a really fun way to experiment with aromas. If you have the time and patience to wait for a couple of weeks — you will be rewarded.

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    Posted in Andreas Viestad, Episodes, Recipes by chef, S01 E10 Provence of the North | Comments Off
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    Cumin-Baked Parsnips with Salmon Roe

    The unlikely marriage of parsnips and cumin has proved to be a great success. Adding the salmon roe to the dish makes it an exotic and luxurious dish. Serves 6 as a starter.

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    Posted in Andreas Viestad, Episodes, Recipes by chef, S01 E06 Salmon | Comments Off
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    Bergen Fish Soup

    The Bergen Fish Soup is subject to many a dispute. This is my way of making it – it is rich, flavorful and fantastic.

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    Posted in Andreas Viestad, Episodes, Recipes by chef, S01 E02 Honey-Coated Lamb | Comments Off
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    Cod Roe with Bay Leaf

    I think cod roe needs something fresh tasting to accompany it, so I serve it with a simple cucumber salad, made with finely sliced cucumber, some white wine vinegar, a little sugar and salt, and …

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    Posted in Andreas Viestad, Episodes, Recipes by chef, S01 E04 The Lofoten Cod | Comments Off
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    Roast Beef with Garlic and Ginger

    It makes it a whole lot easier to use a cooking thermometer when you prepare this dish. Also, if you have time, leave the meat in the marinade for 2-3 days.

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    Posted in Andreas Viestad, Episodes, Recipes by chef, S01 E07 A Midsummer Night’s Meal | Comments Off
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    Crab Cocktail with Dill

    This is a fresh tasting crab cocktail that is simple to make and does not interfere with the crab’s wonderful taste. Adding dill to shellfish dishes is normal in Scandinavia, the use of mint is …

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    Posted in Andreas Viestad, Episodes, Recipes by chef, S01 E03 Merry Christmas, S02 E03 Fierce Creatures | Comments Off
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    Salt Baked Salmon

    Serve with mayonnaise, mixed with finely chopped chervil, and sautéed mushrooms.

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    Posted in Andreas Viestad, Episodes, Recipes by chef, S01 E11 Crayfish and Salmon | Comments Off
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    Bread On a Stick

    This is a sporty outdoor snack, fun and tasty food to take with you when you are hiking. The dough is rolled up un a stick and baked over an open fire. Make sure not …

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    Posted in Andreas Viestad, Episodes, Recipes by chef, S02 E07 Bread and Butter Issues | Comments Off
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    Quiche with Sardines, Lavender and Jarlsberg

    The combination of the full-flavored Jarlsberg cheese with the sweet lavender and the salty smoked sardines is absolutely fantastic.Norwegian brisling sardines are smaller than other sardines – it is said that the smaller they are, …

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    Posted in Andreas Viestad, Episodes, Recipes by chef, S01 E12 A Balancing Act | Comments Off
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    Bittersweet Mackerel Salad

    If you cannot find smoked mackerel, you can use smoked salmon.

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    Posted in Andreas Viestad, Episodes, Recipes by chef, S01 E09 Food for Summer | Comments Off
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    Smoked Salmon with Baked Egg with Truffle Oil

    This is eggs and smoked salmon in a new way. Instead of serving scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, the eggs are not scrambled, and the smoked salmon is within the eggs. The truffle oil makes …

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    Posted in Andreas Viestad, Episodes, Recipes by chef, S02 E12 Learning How to Smoke | Comments Off
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    Chanterelle Sandwich with Rye Bread and Maple Syrup

    As a child I loved to collect the sap from maple trees. The sap was nice and sweet, although I must admit that I now find it rather nauseating. Still, the memory of my sap-drinking …

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    Posted in Andreas Viestad, Episodes, Recipes by chef, S02 E04 My Summer Paradise | Comments Off
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    Summer Berries with Bay Leaf Custard

    Servings: 4 PREPARATION: 1 In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar together until pale and thick. 2 In a medium saucepan, combine the egg yolk mixture, milk, cream, and bay leaves. Heat …

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    Posted in Andreas Viestad, Episodes, Recipes by chef, S01 E09 Food for Summer | Comments Off
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    Cloudberry Yoghurt Refreshment

    If you cannot find fresh cloudberries, you can use cloudberry preserves. In that case you should use less honey.

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    Posted in Andreas Viestad, Episodes, Recipes by chef, S02 E11 Polar Berries | Comments Off
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    Mussels with Aquavit and Tarragon

    Servings: 4 PREPARATION: 1 Throw out any mussels with cracked shells or that did not close when you scrubbed them. 2 Toast the fennel seeds in a pot that is just big enough to hold …

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    Posted in Andreas Viestad, Episodes, Recipes by chef, S02 E04 My Summer Paradise | Comments Off
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    Potato Pancake with Goat Cheese and Berries

    I use Snøfrisk, a fresh tasting Norwegian cream cheese that has been made with goat milk.

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    Posted in Andreas Viestad, Episodes, Recipes by chef, S02 E05 Potatoes in all Forms and Flavors | Comments Off
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