Cloudberries are probably a pretty exotic ingredient for most people. They only grow in the cold of the north, and are usually even there, mostly found on hilltops and mountains. Even here in Scandinavia, they are not too common. In late summer you can get […]
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 […]
After an extended break here at Nordic Provisions, we are finally back with some new recipes. Having recently had a quick vacation back in our hometown, Tromsø, in the north of Norway, we were feeling really inspired to get back into it. So expect a lot more updates and recipes coming to Nordic Provisions in the coming weeks and months.
On the first day of christmas, my father always cooks halibut for the whole family, and it’s one of my favorite meals of the year. Actually when I made this recipe, I had to call my father up to get his advice on how to […]
My love for cooking has always been fueled by the love for the produce. If I hadn’t grown up where I did, in northern Norway, I don’t know if I would be on the path I am today. From a very young age, my parents […]
Norwegian fish gratin is kind of our weird take on mac and cheese. Originally potatoes were used, but sometime after macaroni was introduced to Norwegians in the early 1900’s, we switched over.
Another weird thing is the use of curry powder, which isn’t always used but it’s not uncommon in some Norwegian fish dishes. I learned this recipe from my father who always uses a lot of curry powder.
This makes for a pretty bizarre combination of ingredients, a kinda fusion of Norwegian, Italian and Indian cuisine, but ever since I was a kid this has been one of my favorite dishes. Fish gratin is actually so common here in Norway that every grocery store has at least 2 or 3 different variants of it in the frozen produce isle, right next to the frozen pizzas and such. Many of them are not bad at all, but needless they don’t come close to a good home made one. (more…)
Wolf fish might not be the most common salt water fish to eat, but it is among my all-time favorites. The meat is full of great texture while still being tender. It also caramelizes beatifully when pan-fried in butter. They are also great on the […]
The Pumpkin season is well underway, and with Halloween over and done with, you can usually get some good deals on pumpkin. Pumpkins have a huge yield and are very versatile so I usually stock up and make a whole lot of pies among other […]
Norwegian salmon is some of the best in the world, and it is our biggest export to the rest of the world. But farm-raised salmon is one thing and wild salmon is a whole other thing. Even here in Norway, a lot of the farmed salmon is filled with lice, and because of the food they eat and the water they swim in, they have a lot more contaminants in them.
So before eating a whole lot of salmon, it can be wise to read up a bit on salmon farming, and the best thing overall is of course to get wild salmon, which is also much tastier.
Thankfully I have a family that loves to go fishing and that provides me with a lot of good fish, like the smoked salmon I used in this recipe. As anyone who has eaten sushi knows, raw salmon is awesome, and therefore good for a tartare. In this recipe, I will be mixing raw salmon loin and smoked salmon. (more…)
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 […]