A personal favourite from “Varme Småretter” (Hot Snacks) published by Gyldendal in 1991
This was often part of the Saturday evening family gathering at our cabin outside Oslo when I was a child. This recipe is exactly the same as my mother used and I still use, though I’m a bit heavier on the curry than she was. I am so fond of this that I know the recipe by heart- Ted
This is a very popular starter for big parties. The safest is to order the shells in good time in a bakery or in the grocery store. Filled shells can be served as hot dishes on a smörgåsbord or as a separate dish with friend gatherings. Calculate two shells for each serving. The fish puddings can be exchanged with tiny fish balls and the prawns with crayfish tails.
I know autumn officially starts in a few days, but you can squeeze in a picknic or two still on sunny days. Cram individual bread rolls with quality ham, asparagus tips and lemon dressing and add to the picnic spread.
An Asian inspired soup recipe found on “The Quick & Eary Armour Cookbook” published by the Benjamin Company in 1980
I can’t help spotting gherkins on the picture even though it is not mentioned in the recipe so the choice is yours, trust the picture or the recipe. In my opinion you can never go wrong with gherkins, I simply love the stuff
A vegetable omelette recipe found in “Sundt og Godt” (Wholesome and Nice) published by Det Beste in 1988
Omelettes are among the the most versatile dishes there is. You can make one for breakfast, for lunch, as an appetizer, a dessert and even enjoy one as an evening meal. You can fill them with just about anything and use whatever kind of spice or herbs you prefere to suit your taste and eating practices. For instance vegetables and chives like in the one in this post.
A classic fish dinner recipe found in “Fisk og Skalldyr” (Fish and Shellfish) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1980
White fish, rice, asparagus and shrimps is a classic Scandinavian dinner dish combination and can be found in a multitude of recipes from our little part of the world. It is as the title of the post suggests classic party food. It was when this book was published in 1980 and it so absolutely still is – Ted
A delicious fish recipe found in “Fransk Bondekost”
(French Farmhouse Cooking) published by
Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in in 1980
It is not correct to use the term “cousine” of French farmhouse cooking. It is more a natural part of life. There is no Machiavellian refinements or superfluous embellishments. Wholesome, tasty, simple ingredients in dishes to suit season, climate and workload.
A traditional dish from Scandinavian smorgasbords. usually served with fresh white bread and remulade sauce. Cabaret was frequently on the coffee table on the weekends in my childhood home. Usually we ate it while we watching the weekend entertainment on television.
I must confess that I’ve never made it myself or even eaten it since, although I enjoyed it a lot back then – Ted 🙂
A classic salad recipe found on the Snack & Salads section on the Danish “International Food Encyclopaedia MENU” published by Lademann
I don’t know if old Victoria liked this salad particularly, but the Danish Lademann’s “International Food Encyclopaedia MENU” has chosen to call it that anyway. I have my doubts really, as I’ve read on several occasions that she preferred her dishes a lot more filling than this – Ted 😉
A recipe from “Festmat” (Party Food) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1992
I love shellfish, but how come the most expensive of them is, at least served au naturel, the most tasteless and boring of them all. Lobster may be regarded as the finest, but hey, give me crabs any day. Here’s a very nice way to serve crabs as a filling starter or lunch – Ted
A delicious salad recipe found in “Cattelins Kokebook” published in 1978
Cattelin writes: We often had the pleasure of serving the old Swedish king, Gustav VI. On many different occasions we made lunches and dinners for him, both for private occations as for more official. The king was very much aware what he liked and disliked and he really disliked garlic. Therefore, this salad is composed without this ingredient
A traditional Norwegian Fish Dish found on matoppskrift.org
This is a very special dish from Bergen that was created when a Swedish prince visited the city at one time. The Swedish prince wanted cod for dinner, and the dish was made seeking to avoid serving boiled cod for so many guests.
A classic recipe found on rimi.no – Recipe by : Marit Røttingsnes Westlie
Back in the fifties, sixties and seventies there wasn’t an outdoor restaurant in Norway without this dish on the menu. It was the ultimate summer dish back then and I’ve had it at the outdoor restaurant in the sculpture park at Frogner in Oslo more times than than I can count. It was gone from the menus for ages to give room for Italian and French dishes but luckily our best chefs have created a new interest in our own culinary tradition so it’s back now.
By the way, the summer plate is very often followed by the other one of todays dishes, ice cream with hazelnut brittle. Don’t miss the combination if you’re ever in Norway – Ted