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norwegian style slow-roasted leg of lamb and pommes anna

In Norway, Easter marks the end of the long winter, which surely is a cause to celebrate. Many Norwegians chose to celebrate with an Easter lamb feast. There are several methods that you can use to cook the lamb, but slow roasting is a pretty safe bet, even without a cooking thermometer. The low heat …

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easy beer-battered halibut with homemade remoulade and new potatoes

Fish and chips might be the most British dish there is, but we Norwegians know a thing or two about fish and potatoes as well. In this recipe, we took the pub classic and slightly “Norwegified” it with fried new potatoes and remoulade. The Atlantic Halibut is a northern Norwegian staple that we all remember …

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gnocchi, sage & roasted butternut squash recipe

The first pasta I ever made at home was gnocchi. It helped demystify the art of making homemade pasta for me, and it helped me understand something vital about Italian cuisine. You see, I had thought that making gnocchi or any kind of pasta was very hard and very time-consuming. It is neither. Like almost …

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pork belly with cider poached pear and spiced red cabbage

I don’t recall if I’ve already written this in a post previously, but pork belly is like time travel to me. My grandma has always made pork belly for Christmas Eve, like many other Norwegians. Through Anthony Bourdain’s shows, I have learned that everyone’s favorite cook is usually their grandma.  Now I’m not as lucky …

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lamb leg steak with sweet potato mash & fig salad

Lamb is often thought of as a traditional Easter dish, to be enjoyed in spring. But lamb are born in the spring, and the best lamb is available around late summer and early autumn. Not only does lamb have great flavor, but also texture that goes well with all the other great produce that is …

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crispy pork belly, apple puree & honey mustard vinaigrette

Pork and apples go well together, I’ve known that ever since I was a kid. I learned it from from the French comic “Asterix”, that I was an avid reader of in my younger years. I still remember reading it in bed at night, the very last page was always a feast, usually celebrating the …

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