Bodacious aubergine dip and crispy baked tortillas

Bodacious aubergine dip and crispy baked tortillas

I might as well just say it now: go ahead and double the recipe. You´ll regret it if you don´t. The smoky, zesty, complex yet fresh flavor of the dip, piled high on an airy, light, crispy tortilla chip. How high can you go? Heaven, heaven, heaven…

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Bangin´ blinis

Blinis look surprisingly much like the Norwegian “lapp” or “svele”, but these buttery, elegant cousins take it to a whole ´nother level when topped with lovely Norwegian smoked salmon, salmon roe tasting of the ocean, velvety sour cream – freshened up by the sharpness of the red onion, the lemon and the dill! Accompanied by excellent Champagne, of course… It is the perfect dazzling, bite-size hors d´oeuvre to serve your guests as they arrive at your party. Or you can make them a bit bigger (and a little less risky) and serve on a plate with cutlery as an appetizer. Either way; delicious!

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Scandinavian (mashed) potato flat bread – a two-for-one

Sorry for the somewhat weird title, potetkake doesn´t (I discovered) have a really good English translation. Lompe is another Norwegian name for this funny looking, traditional, yet scrumptious whatchamacallit. Since another Norwegian synonym probably doesn´t help you much, I am just gonna call it potetkake for the rest of the post, ok?

And I will do my best to explain to you what it is and I will present one very traditional way to use it, and one untraditional (at least in my region!). Both delicious!

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Herring in mustard

One of the things that is Christmas to me, growing up on the Norwegian south-west coast, is pickled herring. I think pickled herring is something you either love or don´t like at all. I´ve inherited my dad´s taste buds, and we love it!

For the first time ever I´ve made my own. A good friend of mine and myself dove into printed and electronic media, did some research, decided on three different types of herring, popped open a couple of Christmas beers and got to chopping and mixing. It was much easier than we thought! Let me present the first of the three: creamy, delicious, slightly spicy herring in mustard. Oh yeah.

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Corn-flake crispy chicken nuggets

A good friend of mine gave me this recipe, and I totally love it! This is the type of thing that everyone (and their mother and their children etc) will love… just vary the dip and you have a snack for everyone.

Now just don´t be alarmed when I tell you to roll your raw chicken bits into corn flakes, just trust me aight?

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Salmon sashimi with ponzu dip

Of all the food I love, sushi is waaay up there on the love-list. Here is a beatifully simple way to make a melt-in-your-mouth salmon sashimi dish. The ponzu dip is so good that you´ll be tempted to drink the leftovers…

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