Quenelles of Halibut with Saffron Sauce / Queneller av Kveite med Safransaus

A delicious and delicate French appetizer recipe found in
“Harrods Cookery Book” published in 1985

Quenelles of Halibut with Saffron Sauce / Queneller av Kveite med Safransaus

Quenelles are like poached mousseline dumplings and can be made from fish, shellfish, meat, poultry or game. The saffron sauce adds a delicate golden hue to this dish.

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Classic Prawn Cocktail / Klassisk Rekecocktail

A classic appetizer recipe found on goodhousekeeping.co.uk
Classic Prawn Cocktail / Klassisk Rekecocktail

This delicious ever-popular starter has no cooking involved,
so it’s no hassle to prepare!

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Town Mayor Toast With Prawns / Borgmästaretoast Med Räkor

A rich canapé starter recipe found on koket.se
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Town mayor toast with prawns toast or toast with luxurious touch of shrimp and caviar – perfect for starters!

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Scallops with Mango Salad / Kamskjell med Mango Salad

A delicious starter recipe found on goodhousekeeping.co.uk
Scallops with Mango Salad / Kamskjell med Mango Salad

These succulent scallops make a great dinner party starter.

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Port Wine Cured Lamb Fillet / Portvinsgravet Lammefilet

A traditional recipe from Northern Norway found on Aperitif.no
Port Wine Cured Lamb Fillet / Portvinsgravet Lammefilet

History: This recipe is originally from the Northern part of Norway and is found in many a grandmother’s handwritten cookbook. The recipe can be traced to the early nineteenth century, but it is not unlikely that it is even older.

The traditional accompaniments were flat bread and sour cream, and the fillet was placed in the basement for maturing as there were not many fridges to find in those days. Lofoten was famously for its close relations with the continent in connection with exports of stockfish and dried fish, and therefore had access to some nobler ingredients, such as port wine.

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Mussels In Dressing / Blåskjell i Dressing

A simple quick and delicious starter recipe found in “Forretter” (Starters) published by
Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1980

Mussels In Dressing / Blåskjell i Dressing

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Pâté de Campagne – French Pâté / Fransk Postei

A classic French pâté recipe found in “Berømte Retter”
(Famoud Dishes) published by
Ernst G Mortensens Forlag in 1970

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The principle of a French pâtés – a mixture of meat (or fish), herbs, lard, wine etc., cooked in a casserole dish or in a puff pastry – was launched in France as early as the Middle Ages. The best and finest pâtés comes from South West France – Perigord and Armagnac. The trick to making a pâté consists in finding good harmony and balance between taste and aroma. A good pâté will not taste significantly of just one ingredient, but should be an aromatic, indefinable whole.

These pâtés are always eaten cold, it makes the favours come together the best. A pâté should preferably be made the day before it is to be served. It can be stored for up to one week in the refrigerator and served as an appetizer, an evening meal or as sandwich spread.

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Potted Prawns / Reker i Krydret Smør

A classic British potted starter recipe found on
goodhousekeeping.co.uk

Potted Prawns / Reker i Krydret Smør

If you love seafood you’ll really enjoy this delicious prawn starter. Potted shrimp was a favourite dish of Ian Fleming who passed on his predilection for the delicacy to his famous fictional creation James Bond. Fleming reputedly used to eat the dish at Scotts Restaurant on Mount Street in London.

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Crazy Bread with Marinara Sauce / Crazy Brød med Marinarasaus

A recipe from Saveur’s test kitchen found on saveur.com
Crazy Bread with Marinara Sauce / Crazy Brød med Marinarasaus

Add a little “kick” to this homemade version of Little Caesar’s “Crazy Bread” by sprinkling on a little chile flake before dunking in hot marinara.

Test kitchen director Farideh Sadeghin grew up eating Little Caesar’s pizza with her family and friends, and was particularly fond of the crazy bread on the menu, thus inspiring her to make this homemade version. She loves to sprinkle it with chile flakes before dipping it in hot marinara sauce.

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The Christmas Recipes – Part 7

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Danish Cardinal Punch / Dansk Kardinalpunch
Danish Cardinal Punch / Dansk Kardinalpunch

Grapefruit In Brandy / Grapefrukt I Konjakk
Grapefruit In Brandy / Grapefrukt I Konjakk

Cured Beef / Gravet Oksekjøtt
Cured Beef / Gravet Oksekjøtt

Skewer with Scallops and King Prawns / Grillspyd med Kamskjell og Kongereker

A juicy shellfish starter recipe found on meny.no
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Skewer with scallops and king prawns, marinated in herb butter, served with tangy citrus salad and parsley aioli. Quickly over high heat these barbecue skewers makes for a fast, tasty appetizer.

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Swiss Liver and Bacon Brochettes / Sveitsiske Lever og Bacon Brochetter

A nice lunch or filling starter recipe found in
“Robert Carrier’s Kitchen Cook Book”
published in 1980
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Robert Carrier McMahon, OBE (Tarrytown, New York, November 10, 1923 – France, June 27, 2006), usually known as Robert Carrier, was an American chef, restaurateur and cookery writer. His success came in England, where he was based from 1953 to 1984, and then from 1994 until his death.

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Mussels in Dill Sauce / Blåskjell i Dillsaus

A recipe for a cold shellfish dish found in “Alt om Urter”
(All About Herbs) published by Den Norske Bokklubb in 1985
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Most Scandinavians are crazy when it comes to shellfish of any kind and I’m noe exception. I’ve posted lots of recipes for mussels already. Here’s another one – Ted 😉

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Broiled Scallops with Tartare Sauce / Stekte Kamskjell med Tartarsaus

A starter recipe found in “Recipes from Famous Places”
published by Better Homes and Gardens in 1975

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This appetizer was served at the Old Original Bookbinder’s
in Philidelphia back in the mid seventies.

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Finnish Salmon Tartar / Finsk Laksetartar

A starter recipe found in “Internasjonale Retter med Norsk Fisk” (International dishes with Norwegian Fish) published
by Wennergren – Cappelen in 1987

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This is not tartars in the real sense of the word as tartars should be made with raw ingredients. Neither cured salmon nor smoked salmon is what one would call raw as both has been through a treatment process. Atleast seen with Scandinavian eyes, that is not raw fish. On the other hand, who cares, it looks deliciuos – Ted

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