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    Open face sandwich with matured goat cheese and Norwegian-style pesto

    In Norway, a slice of bread is a blank canvas. The problem is that people tend to forget how many colors you can actually combine – with a delicious result. PREPARATION: 1 Grill the pieces …

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    Steak tartare with local herbs and sweet mustard

    When making steak tartare, make sure to buy fresh meat, and chop or scrape it yourself. I prefer chopping the meat, as that gives the dish some more structure. Serves 4 PREPARATION: 1 Finely chop …

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    “Burn your snout” – Slow-cooked beef stew

    This is great food. The clear stock is by itself a tremendous soup, and the meat, so tender it falls apart, is a natural response to the gravest of cravings. Serves 6 PREPARATION: 1 Sear …

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    Smoked trout

    If you are smoking your own trout, do not try it inside your house. Do it outside. PREPARATION: 1 Using your hands, rub the fish with rosemary and salt. 2 If you have a smoke …

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    Nettle and spinach soup with smoked mountain trout

    Nettles and spinach are so healthy you can almost taste the rich healthy flavor. Despite their richness on nutrition, nettles are not common in cooking. If you have them in the garden, this is a …

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    Goose pâté with prunes and madeira-simmered garlic

    Makes approximately 1 quart (a little less than 1 liter) PREPARATION: 1 Madeira-boiled garlic: Peel the garlic. Heat the Madeira (or port wine) in a medium pot over medium high heat. Add the garlic, cover, …

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    Venison pâté with mushrooms and shallots

    Most people think pâtés are really difficult to make. I will prove them wrong. It’s really nothing more to it than mixing the ingredients (have your butcher grind everything for you) and, perhaps most importantly, …

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    Spice-glazed duck with potatoes

    The finest of birds don’t need a lot more than careful handling to become a fantastic meal. Here I go a bit further, by making a dark and sweet glaze containing spices that cannot be …

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    Creamy wild mushroom soup

    When autumn arrives and the days are getting shorter in Norway, my body is aching for soup. But as summer laziness still murmurs in me, I don’t want to go into the long-lasting projects. This …

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    Spicy salmon tartare on a bed of raw scallop

    This is a reversed version of the scallop tartar, with a few adjustments. When I served this on the beautiful island of Frøya, I made both, thus creating lovely contrasts in both taste and color. …

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    Spicy scallop tartare on a bed of raw salmon

    Here I add a little bit of a rather pungent spice mixture to the sweet scallops. The result is absolutely fantastic! Make sure that your salmon and scallops are as fresh as can be. The …

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    Cucumber crab maki

    Makes approximately 10 rolls PREPARATION: 1 Peel the cucumbers with a cheese slicer. Go round and round until you reach the core of the cucumber, creating a long “ribbon”. Roll the ribbons into loose rolls, …

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    Norwegian nigiri sushi

    This is a fun way to use Japanese sushi as an inspiration to breathe new life into traditional Norwegian delicacies, originally made to preserve fish for a long period of time. Instead of rice, I’m …

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    Pan-seared scallops with celeriac purée and soy butter

    This way of preparing scallops is probably the simplest way to make high-class gourmet food without much effort at all. If you can manage to count to thirty, chances of failing are minimal. Serves 2 …

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    Finger food with St. Kristina ham

    If you use really thin slices of gammon you can easily make finger food for your party.

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    Yellow and Red Cod with Pomegranate-Mango Salad

    This is one of my signature cod dishes – a colorful celebration of the many possibilities of the wonderful codfish. I serve it with an exotic mango and pomegranate salad.

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