Sourdough starter Day 1: Combine 7 oz water, 5 oz flour and 2 tbsp honey and whisk to a smooth paste. Cover with a tight lid or cling film and store in room temperature for two days Two days later: Ad 3½ oz water and 3 oz flour and whisk to a smooth paste. Cover […]
Open-face sandwiches are an important part of the Norwegian cuisine and hospitality, and of all the different sandwiches, the shrimp sandwich has always been viewed as the very finest - a sandwich you serve at weddings, christenings, and funerals. Norwegian shrimp are wonderfully sweet and salty at the same time, quite different from the farmed varieties. Look for MSG certified shrimp from Norway or Greenland.
Although we have many wonderful ingredients and rich culinary traditions, no Scandinavian food is more ubiquitous than the open-faced sandwich with cheese that is eaten for breakfast and lunch and often brought along as a snack when we are out skiing or hiking in the woods.
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 childhood inspired this dish, made with maple syrup and mushrooms from my farm in southern Norway. Makes 2 sandwiches, or 4 starters.
The Norwegian-style pesto: Coarsely chop the ramson and transfer to a mortar. Add a pinch of coarse sea salt and the hazelnuts, and grind them until they are beginning to look like a paste. Add the cheese and cream, and grind until the mixture has obtained a fluffy and creamy consistency. The lingonberry butter: Fold […]
Beat the yolk, salt, mustard and a dash of the vinegar with an electric mixer, until thick and white. Beat in the oil, pouring it in a thin trickle â this is essential, take it slow and easy to keep the mayonnaise from separating. Season the shrimp with a little salt and pepper and if […]
Scrub the chanterelles thoroughly until they are completely clean. Fry the mushrooms with the rosemary, onion and a little butter. Core the apple and slice it. Mix the apple slices, lemon zest and Swedish Cheese (or other soft cheese). Season with salt and pepper. Divide the mushroom mixture evenly between the toasts. Serve with cold […]
Season the fish with salt and pepper. Grill the mackerel in butter and oil for about 5 to 7 minutes on each side. Put it in a plate and brush with the hickory sauce. Sauce: Mix all the ingredients for the sauce and season with salt and pepper. The Avocado: Slice the avocado into pieces […]