I am counting the days to our xmas vacation to Oslo! I cant wait to see all my friends and for them to meet Pepa. And because I cant wait, I am making some traditional Norwegian Food here in Berlin. One of my favorite dishes besides Fårikål is Flesk & Duppe. Soooo simple and combines some of my favorite things: Bacon, Creamy Sauce & Mash Veggies! It cannot be simpler and better! Normally it is used Kohlrabi but I had potatoes at home...any root vegetable will do the trick.
When I first got asked about making a new version of fårikål, I had no idea what that dish was... Of course translated directly it is lamb and cabbage, but I never got the opportunity to try it in the last 4+ years I lived in Oslo. And that was the main idea, Norwegians almost never invite you home to try Norwegian food, and you cannot find many Norwegian restaurants in Oslo.
I did my research, and invited a friend of mine to be the test rabbit for me. I made the recipe as it said in many online sites and it tasted like fårikål. But that wasn't the challenge I had. The challenge was to make this dish a bit gourmet, a bit different. Le's make Norwegians want to invite their friends and show them what Norwegian cuisine is all about!
So I decided to deconstruct it!
In case you didn't know; March 25th is Waffle Day! This is a Swedish tradition which has begun to spread to other countries. So, if you ever needed an excuse to make delicious waffles, now's your chance. We wanna share with you the recipe that Anders uses to make these super crispy and buttery waffles packed with flavor. It is a recipe that has evolved through the years, drawing inspiration from a vast number of sources, spanning all the way from his great grandmother up until most recently the "cooking chemist" Hobbykokken. The clue is to add a lot of ingredients which contribute to making the waffle batter filled with air, allowing for a fluffy inside while the outside gets crispy.
SALMA is one of the easiest ingredients to work with, and perfect for those evenings when you don't feel like cooking forever. That doesn't mean it can't look amazing! By combining orange SALMA with green avocado and yellow mango you get a visually appealing as well as tasty dish. All it needs is a classic ponzu sauce and you are ready to dine. If you can get the Thai or Pakistani mango you will get an even sweeter and better flavor to this meal.
My dad just got to Oslo and his plane landed very late. So I needed to make some food for him that wasn't super hard for a night meal. I remembered that he loves Fiskekaker (Norwegian Fish Cakes). I was on my way to get this and some ingredients to make a purée, when Anders called me to say I should get the ones from Fiskeriet.
Here you can find all my fave recipes, from oldies to paleo and from family secrets to restaurant inspired gems.