Traditional Norwegian Vegetable Soup with Meatballs / Grønnsaksuppe med Kjøttboller

An old Norwegian soup recipe found on matprat.no
Traditional Norwegian Vegetable Soup with Meatballs / Grønnsaksuppe med Kjøttboller

Ground pork, a few vegetables and a bouillon cube or broth are all the ingredients you need to fill your plate with  this delicious, hot soup. Quick and easy.

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Swedish Lamb Stew in Dill Sauce / Svensk Stuet Lam i Dillsaus

A classic Swedish lunch recipe found on newscancook.comSwedish Lamb Stew in Dill Sauce / Svensk Stuet Lam i Dillsaus

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Norwegian Christmas Pate / Julepostei

A Norwegian Christmas buffet classic found on matprat.no
Norwegian Christmas Pate / Julepostei

Pates should be generous in ingredients and taste. This pate is not hard to make and it is always a hit on the Christmas buffet.

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Boiled Chicken with Horseradish Cream / Kokt Høne med Pepperrotkrem

A dinner recipe found in “Fjærkre” (Poultry)
published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1982

Boiled Chicken with Horseradish Cream / Kokt Høne med Pepperrotkrem

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Autumn Stew / Høstgryte

En middagsoppskrift funnet i “den Store Minikokeboken”
(The Big Mini Cookbook) A collection of recipe booklets
published by the Norwegian Information Office for Meat
Autumn Stew / Høstgryte

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Mushroom Soup / Sjampinjongsuppe

A soup recipe found in “Cream Soups, Sauces, Entrees, Salads,
Hot Breads & Pies” published by Staley Sales Corporation in
1940s

Mushroom Soup / Sjampinjongsuppe

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Party Soup with Mussels / Selskapssuppe med Blåskjell

A quick soup recipe found in “Mat for Travle” (Food for People
in a Hury) utgitt av Hjemmets Kokebokklubb i 1982

Party Soup with Mussels / Selskapssuppe med Blåskjell

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Plaice in Lemon Sauce / Rødspetter i Sitronsaus

A seafood recipe found in “Fisk og Skalldyr” (Fish and Shellfish)
published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1980Rødspette i Sitronsaus_post_thumb[2]_thumb

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Chicken Soup with a Mint Flavour / Kyllingsuppe med Myntesmak

A recipe for a fresh and light soup found in “Sunt og Godt”
(Healty and Delicious) published by Det Beste in 1988

Chicken Soup with a Mint Flavour / Kyllingsuppe med Myntesmak

A refreshing taste of mint characterizes this creamy chicken soup, which is light but has plenty of tender chicken meat. Lemon peel and juice emphasizes the fresh flavor.

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Thickened Chicken Soup / Jevnet Hønsesuppe

A quick soup recipe found in “Mat for Travle” (Food for
Busy People) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1982

Thickened Chicken Soup / Jevnet Hønsesuppe

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Creamy Sausage Torttellini Soup / Kremet Pølse og Torttellinisuppe

A recipe for a hearty Italian soup found on crisco.com
Creamy Sausage Torttellini Soup / Kremet Pølse og Torttellinisuppe

Tortellini, also known as cappelletti, are ring-shaped pasta, sometimes also described as “navel shaped”, hence their alternative name of “belly button” (ombelico). They are typically stuffed with a mix of meat (pork loin, prosciutto) or cheese. Originally from the Italian region of Emilia (in particular Bologna and Modena), they are usually served in broth, either of beef, chicken, or both.

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September Casserole / Septembergryte

An autumn recipe found in “Den Store Mini Kokeboken”
(The Big Mini Cookbook) Published by the
Norwegian Information Office for MeatSeptember Casserole / Septembergryte

Casseroles like this is quite typical for Norwegian workday dinners.
Quick, simple, filling and done in one saucepan. Particularly delicious
with the autumns fresh vegetables.

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Frikadelles with Tomato Sauce / Frikadeller med Tomatsaus

A dinner recipe from a special issue of “Husmorens Kokebok” (The Housewife’s Cook Book) published in 1963
Frikadelles with Tomato Sauce / Frikadeller med Tomatsaus

This dish is typical of the dinners here in Norway in the early sixties.
Even the dinnerware and tablecloth are typical for the sixties – Ted

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Traditional Norwegian “Lapskaus” with Brussels Sprouts / Suppelapskaus med Rosenkål

A recipe for a traditional Norwegian dinner soup found in  “Supper og Sauser” (Soups and Sauces) published by
Hjemmets Kokebokklubb i 1980
Traditional Norwegian “Lapskaus” with Brussels Sprouts / Suppelapskaus med Rosenkål

Lapskaus is a traditional Norwegian warm dinner dish made of (originally cheap) fried or cooked meat (usually beef or pork), potatoes and various vegetables and spices. The ingredients are cut into cubes, tasted with salt and pepper and boiled to a soup or stew. The dish usually contains vegetables such as carrots, rutabaga and onion and is usually served with flat bread or other types of bread. Lapskaus probably comes from the English word lobscouse; Lob’s course (of lob  and course) meaning that the course have crossed the North Sea at one point in time.

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Traditional Swedish Cabbage Soup / Tradisjonell Skånsk Kålsuppe

A traditional recipe from Sweden’s southernmost landscape found in “Carl Butlers Kokebok – Fortsettelsen” (Carl Butler’s Cook Book – The Continuance) published by Cappelen in 1991

Traditional Swedish Cabbage Soup / Tradisjonell Skånsk Kålsuppe

Nordic cookbook history was written in 1974. That year a bunch of Swedish foodie friends published a cookbook that would become one of Scandinavia’s most popular, Carl Butler’s Cookbook. With folded corners, patches of pie dough, tomato sauce and French mustard and an unmistakable scent of herbal spices and garlic it can be found in hundreds of thousands of Swedish, Finnish, Danish and Norwegian homes. The book put for the first time coq au vin, moussaka and paté on our tables.

For all Scandinavians who like me love that cook book it took 17 years before we could hurry to the book shops to buy the continuance. It was simply called “Carl Butler’s Kokebok – Fortsettelsen” (Carl Butler’s Cook Book – The Continuance). This recipe is from that book – Ted

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