Mussels in Apple Juice and Coconut Milk / Blåskjell i Eplejuice og Kokosmelk

A delicious and different mussel recipe found on kiwi.no
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Mussel is the common name used for members of several families of bivalve molluscs, from saltwater and freshwater habitats. These groups have in common a shell whose outline is elongated and asymmetrical compared with other edible clams, which are often more or less rounded or oval.

The word “mussel” is most frequently used to mean the edible bivalves of the marine family Mytilidae, most of which live on exposed shores in the intertidal zone, attached by means of their strong byssal threads (“beard”) to a firm substrate. A few species (in the genus Bathymodiolus) have colonised hydrothermal vents associated with deep ocean ridges.

In most marine mussels the shell is longer than it is wide, being wedge-shaped or asymmetrical. The external colour of the shell is often dark blue, blackish, or brown, while the interior is silvery and somewhat nacreous.

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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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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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Tomato, Chicken and Mushroom Soup / Tomat-, Kylling- og Soppsuppe

A recipe for a thick, tasty chicken soup found in
“Fast Fabelous Meals” published by Minute Rice679_tomato-chicken-and-mushroom-soup[1]

Instant rice, also known as minute rice, is rice that has been precooked. Some types are microwave ready. Some types are dehydrated so that it cooks more rapidly. Regular rice requires 18-30 minutes to cook while instant rice needs anywhere between 1-7 minutes. Because it has already been cooked, all that is necessary to prepare instant rice is to simply re-hydrate it with hot water.

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Traditional Norwegian Smoked Lamb with Onion Sauce / Røkt Lammekjøtt med Løksaus

A traditional Norwegian dinner recipe found on  bygdekvinnelaget.no
Traditional Norwegian Smoked Lamb with Onion Sauce / Røkt Lammekjøtt med Løksaus

Smoking is an old cooking and preserving method for meat and fish. Smoked foods get a distinctive smoked flavor that many people like. While smoking was previously used as a preservation method in the old days, the preservative effect is limited, so smoking is currently used mainly to give taste and aroma to the food here in Norway.

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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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Lobster Soup «Moscovitt» with Black Caviar / Hummersuppe «Moscovitt» med Limfjordkaviar

A delicate soup recipe found in “God Mat fra Sjøen”
(Nice Food from the Sea) published by Gyldendal in 1984

Lobster Soup «Moscovitt» with Black Caviar / Hummersuppe «Moscovitt» med Limfjordkaviar

Contrary to most Western European shellfish soups this Russian style lobster soup is thick, filling and served with a couple of thin toasts (Toast Melba) with each serving it is hardly an appatizer but a a full meal.

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In context

Melba toast is a dry, crisp and thinly sliced toast, often served with soup and salad or topped with either melted cheese or pâté. It is Dame Nellie Melbanamed after Dame Nellie Melba, the stage name of Australian opera singer Helen Porter Mitchell. Its name is thought to date from 1897, when the singer was very ill and it became a staple of her diet. The toast was created for her by chef and fan Auguste Escoffier, who also created the Peach Melba dessert for her. The hotel proprietor César Ritz supposedly named it in a conversation with Escoffier. 

Melba toast is made by lightly toasting slices of bread under a grill, on both sides. The resulting toast is then sliced laterally. The thin slices are then returned to the grill with the untoasted sides towards the heat source, resulting in toast half the normal thickness.Thus, it can be described as a twice-baked food (see rusk).

Melba toast is also available commercially, and was at one time given to infants who were teething as a hard food substance on which to chew.

In France, it is referred to as croûtes en dentelle.

Farmhouse Pasta / Bondepasta

A farmhouse recipe found in “Lær Mer om Sopp” (Learn More
About Mushrooms) published by BAMA gruppen in 1982
Farmhouse Pasta / Bondepasta

A nice way to showcase tasty mushrooms – in a simple,
creamy, delicious mushroom pasta!

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Traditional Swedish Boiled Lamb in Dill Sauce / Kokt Lamm i Dillsås

A classic Swedish recipe for boiled lamb in dill sauce
found on
receptfavoriter.seTraditional Swedish Boiled Lamb in Dill Sauce / Kokt Lamm i Dillsås

A classic Swedish recipe for boiled lamb in dill sauce. Serve the dish with boiled potatoes, crispbread and beer. Instead of fresh dill you can use frozen finely chopped dill at the end.

If you use lamb with bones, don’t remove them (they add great taste). if you got room for it all in the saucepan that is.

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Traditional Norwegian Sodd / Tradisjonell Sodd

A traditional Norwegian dinner recipe found on spar.noTraditional Norwegian Sodd / Tradisjonell Sodd

Lamb meat cooked with fresh autumn vegetables is traditional food that tastes great. Sodd is considered both everyday and party food and is really suitable for both!

Sodd is not really a soup in the usual meaning of the word but more an intermediate between soups and a light casseroles. But who cares, the dish tastes absolutely amazing –Ted

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Belgian Mussels and French Fries / Belgiske Blåskjell og Pommes Frites

A classic Belgian bistro dish found on joker.no
Belgian Mussels and French Fries / Belgiske Blåskjell og Pommes Frites

Moules Frites is charming Belgian bistro food. It can also be a fun family meal where anything can be eaten with your fingers! Follow this recipe to make delicious Belgian-style mussels with deep fried potato wedges and if you want to make it completely Belgian, mayonnaise as a dip for the potato wedges.

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Grated Potato Balls and Smoked Pork Knuckle / Raspeball med Røkt Svineknoke

Traditional Norwegian grub at its best. Recipe found on godt.no
Grated Potato Balls and Smoked Pork Knuckle / Raspeball med Røkt Svineknoke

It’s the same if you call the grated balls Komle, Potetball or Klubb; This is cheap and delicious Norwegian traditional food.

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Oven Baked Cod Masala / Ovnsbakt Torsk Masala

A spicy cod dinner recipe found in
“Torsk til Hverdag og Fest” (Cod for Everydays and Parties)
a free E-book published by Godfisk!
Oven Baked Cod Masala / Ovnsbakt Torsk Masala

Cod is perfect for everyday life when time is scarce, the family is hungry and you need a healthy, quick and tasty dinner.

But cod is also great as party food. Put cod on the table when family or friends get together for a nice meal and a good mood is guaranteed. With its firm white fish meat and its delicate flavor, cod fits just perfectly for everydays and parties.

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Mexican Chicken Soup / Meksikansk Hønsesuppe

A quick soup recipe found in “Mat for Travle” (Food for Busy People) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1982Mexican Chicken Soup / Meksikansk Hønsesuppe

The RecipeReminiscing Soup Council strikes again

Ted
Winking smile

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Pan Fried Chicken with Cucumber / Pannestekt Kylling med Agurk

A refreshing dinner recipe found in  “Sunt og Godt”
(Wholesome and Nice) published by Det Beste in 1988
Pan Fried Chicken with Cucumber / Pannestekt Kylling med Agurk

Nice mouthfuls of chicken together with cucumber in lime and lemon sauce taste delicious and refreshing on a hot summer day.

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