I must admit my knowledge about Brussels sprouts and its uses is kinda limited. But, in Norway at least, they can often be found as a side to game (vilt), turkey and different roasts. But whenever I have gotten it served it has been very basic, just boiled until tender. Except this one time… which totally changed my mind about Brussels sprouts altogether!
Imagine sinking your teeth into tender, yet not overcooked, lovely greengreen Brussels sprouts. The bitterness of the sprouts perfectly balanced by a hint of honey and hazelnuts. A surprising, but perfect joint venture!
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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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I don´t know if you believe me, but it is summer in Stavanger, Norway (let´s not even start discussing that, ok?). And in the summer we throw grill parties and BBQs and go on picnics and boat trips and mountain hikes and late night terrace tapas parties. Let me present to you the perfect companion to all these events: smooth, garlicy, slightly salty, can´t-get-enough-of-it AIOLI! (or garlic mayonnaise if you wish)
Even though aioli is created by emulsification (a molecular gastronomical phenomenom) it is surprisingly easy to make. It just sounds fancy – don´t be intimidated! I made this out on the terrace. See? It is summer!
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This is a magical combination: asparagus, plenty of good olive oil, arugula (rocket), parmesan and a fried egg, sunny side up. It will take you 5 minutes, and you will have a beautiful plate in front of you. And just one little secret ingredient pushes this to the top of my appetizer chart!
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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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Finally (?) home and back to a somewhat normal state after a fabulous vacation in Florida, a stunning wedding in Leipzig and visits from great friends. I have gotten so used to having at least 7 persons around me at all times that I have some serious social withdrawal symptoms! I find myself calling, planning and booking every spare minute I have – quite mindlessly! Hard to find time for blogging in times like these. Blogging material, however, is bountiful! Stay tuned!
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