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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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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From the north of America to the south of Spain

I feel like the start of the fall has been spent on the road. From lovely, busy days in New York City (with time for good food, of course) to lazy, sunny days in the south of Spain. While in transit I have been sampling everything from lovely Nouveau American cuisine in the West Village to equisite sushi, Asian/French fusion in the Meatpacking district, tasty tapas in Malaga, traditional Spanish Paella and the freshest of fish in Pedregalejo. Not to mention all the magnificent grilling on the roof terrace in the little lazy town Almayate.

I bought a new camera (yay! but unfortunately toward the end of my stay) in New York, so instead of pics of the food, I scored some menus… :D. The food in Spain is well documented though 🙂

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Focaccia to the people!

I have baked a few focaccias in my time. Can´t really brag about any of them though – not until I tried this recipe that is. It is easy and quite quick to make. Well, the actual work involved is quick – as with all yeast-based dough you can´t really rush the rising.

But here´s the real bonus: for everyone out there that hate getting your hands dirty and messy and sticky and yucky – I promise you can make this bread and not get more than ONE finger messy! How is that for breadbaking? Not too shabby, huh?

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Waffle iron toast

Almost all Norwegians I know own a waffle iron. Almost all Americans I know love a classic grilled cheese sandwich (especially the night/day after a good party). Let´s combine these two random trivia and eat! Well, first cook, then eat!

The fact that I was at a good friends´ bachelorette-party last night may, or may not, have something to do with this post…

These toasts have a few things going for them: you can use any bread you have laying around, even if it’s a little dry. It makes a miniscule dent in a poor student’s wallet. And you can go plain and just use cheese or you can jazz it up a bit according to your fridge content!

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