This recipe is based on turkey, but I guess it would be delicious with the Scandinavian Christmas diners done the same way as well, both the Danish goose or duck, the Swedish glazed ham and the Norwegian pork ribs. All of them leave a lot of tasty juices in the roasting tray, and we Scandinavians are after all crazy about cranberry jam – Ted
Pea soup is real traditional food that deserves to be made a lot more often. In this recipe, there are extra root vegetables added to make the soup smooth and full of flavour. Make a lot and freeze for later.
A recipe from “Nye Mesterkokken”(The New Master Cook) published by Skandinavisk Presse AS in 1974
Canned mussels – clams – is simply not as expensive as people think. And they are really useful. Naturally you can also use fresh mussels that you cook yourself. In a good clam soup there should be both a little onion and thyme – and perhaps a little white wine.
A recipe from “God Mat Fra Hele Verden” (Delicious Food From All The World) published by Schibsted in 1971
Originally this is an Indian soup, which the English have adopted as their own. Not only has it become an English specialty, but you can find it in Australia and New Zealand too. Occasionally one sees the soup made with mutton, but most recipes use a hen when boiling the stock.
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A recipe from “IKEAs Kokebok” (IKEA’s Cook Book) published in 1979
Carl Butler: Honestly, I think crayfish are best as they are without any preparation at all. But once I’d invite some friends over for a properly "nice" dinner and I came across a pack of crayfish in the freezer. Why not make a good soup on them, I thought. Having thought as much I set to work.
For most of you coming across a pack of crayfish in the freezer might seem a little farfetched, but in Sweden and Norway catching crayfish in the autumn is a long, long tradition as you can see from this watercolour by Carl Larson. Ever since I was a small kid 14th of August has been a magic date for me because as the sun sets that day, the crayfish harvesting season starts – Ted