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Snow and sushi

In Asian, Avocado, Fish and shellfish, Great scallop, Koriander, Salmon, Sashimi, Sushi on January 11, 2012 at 00:35

The “crossing” from 2011 to 2012 was of course not done without a proper feast. A sushi workshop / feast among good friends to be exact. It was so delish that when 12 o´clock rolled around, we glanced at each other, raised our glasses, then continued eating!

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Salmon sashimi with ponzu dip

In Appetizers, Asian, Cilantro, Finger food, Fish and shellfish, Koriander, My favorites, Salmon, Sashimi, Side dishes, Small dishes, Sushi on November 13, 2011 at 22:00

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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Sumptuous ceviche

In Appetizers, Cilantro, Fish and shellfish, Koriander, Lunch, My favorites, Salmon, Small dishes on June 19, 2011 at 23:34

Ok. My absolute favorite this summer is the Latin American dish ceviche. Hands down. I suspect many different interpretations of ceviche will swim out of my kitchen this summer!

This one is quite basic, however a bit untraditional as I´ve used salmon rather than a white saltwater fish. The elegance of the “raw” fish, the tang of lime, the crispness of koriander and the slow, warm heat of the chili is perfect as a lunch snack in the shade – accompanied by ice-cold beer and some salty tortilla chips!

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Smoked salmon summer salad

In Appetizers, Fish and shellfish, Herbs, Lunch, Salad, Salmon, Small dishes on June 2, 2011 at 22:24

Fresh, light, crisp and tasty salads belong to the lovely summer season. This takes 5 minutes to throw together, seriously! Perfect for picnics or on your terrasse on a warm summer day!

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Roasted leg of lamb (helstekt lammelår)

In Big dishes, Lamb, Meat, My favorites, Rosemary, Traditional on May 2, 2011 at 21:56

I promised you lamb for Easter and here it is, just a little bit after Easter! Can I deliver, or what?

Easter and lamb go together like fish and chips, peanut butter and jelly, Sonny and Cher… You get the point. I would claim that Norway has the best lamb in the world. All summer long they graze either up in the mountains or along the coast. This gives the meat a fantastic flavor! So let´s do it justice 🙂

This recipe is a classic Norwegian dish; a slowly roasted leg of lamb served with creamed and gratinated potatoes and vegetables. And a lovely red vintage Rioja – never wrong.

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Soy and ginger marinated salmon

In Asian, Big dishes, Cilantro, Fish and shellfish, Kid´s menu, Koriander, Main courses, Rice noodles, Salmon on January 16, 2011 at 23:54

Here we go: The first delicious AND healthy meal of the year, minimum effort is needed. 2011: bring it!

May I present to you, the lovely soy and ginger marinated salmon with rice noodles and fresh koriander (aka cilantro).

*Applause*

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Weekend steak dinner, on a weekday

In Beef, Big dishes, Main courses, Meat, Rosemary, Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 at 23:55

Ok, how can I put this? Ehm… ok, I´m just gonna blurt it out. I don´t always make everything from scratch! Phew, I feel better now (just don´t tell anyone, all right?).

This post demonstrates how to make a lovely, healthy gourmet-ish dish; on a busy weekday! And with a little Asian twist.

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Rosemary pork chops with couscous

In Big dishes, Main courses, Pork, Rosemary on December 4, 2010 at 01:30

Once upon a time Mary had a little lamb. In this story however, Rosemary had herself a little pig. The chops of a pig to be more specific. And what a lovely, healthy dinner plate it turned out to be.

Pork chops, you say? Pork chops?! Really?? Aren´t pork chops out of style? Well, in that case I say, for God´s sake – bring em back!

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Winter from Siberia

In Herbs on November 27, 2010 at 23:01

It has gotten really cold here the last week; well below freezing. Every man, woman and child is bundling up, hiding their chins deep into their scarfs. As luck would have it, just before the cold front hit the west coast I was out on my terrace eyeing my parsley and my chives.

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