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Norwegian Meatballs in Gravy

If you ask a Norwegian what kind of food reminds them of an everyday meal at their grandparents, I bet most would answer meatballs in gravy. Serve with boiled potatoes and lingonberries (or cranberries). PREPARATION: …

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Grilled Langoustine with Herb Butter

On the episode, when we took the train along the coast of Southern Norway, we stoppet in the small town of Arendal, where my friend Lars Kullerud, president of the University of the Arctic took …

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Butter-poached Langoustine with Spruce

This is a dish inspired by the three Michelin starred restaurant Maaemo in Oslo. Langoustines – or Norway lobster – are delicious, with even sweeter meat than lobster. You can also use small lobster tails. …

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Hearty Beef Stew with Beer and Rye Bread

This hearty stew was inspired by a visit on a cattle farm in Oppdal in Mid-Norway. The technique is simple and quite ingenious: You get browning and slow-cooking in one process. Serves 6-7 PREPARATION: 1 …

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Pork Knuckles with Peas

This is a very traditional dish, made a little less heavy by adding apples and fresh peas in addition to the salty meat and the dried peas. Serves 4 PREPARATION: 1 Rinse meat. 2 Add …

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Herring Tartar

On the list of the most sustainable, delicious and healthy fish, herring rules supreme.We have a millennia long tradition in eating fish in Scandinavia. Serves 2 PREPARATION: 1 Finely chop the herring. 2 Mix with …

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Barley Cream with Blackcurrant Sauce

A very traditional Norwegian Christmas dessert. Serves 4 PREPARATION: 1 Bring the pearl barley to a boil over low heat along with the milk and vanilla pod, and let it simmer for an hour. Strain …

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Roast Duck Glazed with Mulled Wine

One thing that struck me while we did a Christmas show from Hedmark in Eastern Norway, was that the traditional mulled wine that is served at Christmas parties has a lot in common with glazes …

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Pressed Pork with Christmas Spices

Say “terrine” to a Norwegian, and they will stare blankly at you and think that you are a little bit snobbish. But ask about the best pressed pork, and at they will be very opinionated. …

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Slow-Cooked Christmas Ham with Mulled Wine Flavors

Few things are as magnificent as a great big Christmas ham. I enjoy the fact that there is always too much, and you can keep nibbling at it for several days. PREPARATION: 1 Preheat the …

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Mulled Wine

A typical Christmas drink, Gløgg in Norwegian. It is a dish that has survived from Medieval times, when all wines that reached as far as Norway would be oxidized and acidic, and those who could …

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Fish Soup, from Head to Tail

We made this soup with what was left of a salmon after we had made several other dishes using almost all the parts of the fish. If you want to make this tasty fish soup …

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Salmon Rillette

When you fillet a fish there is bound to be waste. What to do with it? This is a good way to make the most of some of the salmon cuts that often get overcooked, …

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Crispy Salmon Skin and Spicy Fishbone

One of the most important things we can do for the environment is to throw away less food. The great news about this is that a lot of the things we normally discard, like fish …

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Grilled Salmon With Charred Leek

I love a simple, grilled piece of salmon. But I also think it can benefit from something contrasting, to give it a bit of temperament. In this case, lots of herbs and charred leek. Serves …

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Chicken with Cauliflower and Barley

Serves 2 PREPARATION: 1 Rinse barley in cold water for 15 minutes. Cook on low heat in chicken stock and beer for 30 to 35 minutes. (1 cup/2,5dl of chicken stock and about 2 cups/5dl …

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