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. This traditional pressed pork resembles some French relatives like fromage de tête.
Preheat the oven to 400ºF (200ºC) Place the meat in a oven proof pot along with the beer, onion, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Add lid. Place the pot in the oven and reduce temperature to 175ºF (80ºC), and leave for 12-24 hours until ready to be served. Transfer the stock […]
Hurtigruten stops at more than 30 different ports along the coast of Norway. In the middle of the night it stops at Sortland in Northern Norway, where it loads fresh arctic char. We took a few fillets and made a night snack for the crew.
Leave the meat at room temperature for 2-3 hours before preparing. Preheat the oven to 300 oF (150 oC). Debone the leg of lamb and rub it with salt. Add the pieces of apple, celery, onions, garlic, herbs, and mustard to the cavity where the bone used to be. Tie up the leg of lamb […]
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 of beer). Sprinkle salt and cornstarch over the chicken legs. Fry them in butter in a frying pan for about 10 minutes with a […]
The North Eastern Part of Norway has always been a borderland, for a long time with porous borders to neighboring Russia. The traditional Sami reindeer herders have traditionally roamed freely in the area, without acknowledging national borders. Inspired by this we made Russian inspired reindeer pelmeni when we were aboard Hurtigruten, the coastal express that travels the coast of Norway.