This is a dish I made on the train, in the cafeteria, so I used the microwave. It is a great way to make really fluffy baked potatoes. A more traditional way would be to bake the potatoes in the oven at 400ºF/200ºC for 45 minutes.
Artichoke is wonderful as a snack or a starter for a big meal. Many people stress the importance of removing the prickly leaves. I say that adds a nice and dangerous aspect too the meal. Here I serve them with a nice, wild garlic mayonnaise, but artichokes are wonderful with other sauces as well: melted butter with herbs, vinaigrette and hollandaise are among the classics. I use a small pinch of baking soda in the water to retain the color of the artichoke. The wild garlic mayonnaise can also be made with a combination of garlic and chives.
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. The scallops and the raw salmon must be sushi quality. If not, use smoked salmon.