The smell of this seafood stew as it simmers on the stove will bring back every outing you’ve ever had to the sea. Tear into the rustic bread, dip a piece in the creamy white wine sauce and let the juice dribble down your chin.
A canapé recipe found in “God Mat fra Sjøen” (Nice Food From the Sea) utgitt av Gyldendal i 1984
A canapé is a type of hors d’oeuvre, a small, prepared and usually decorative food, consisting of a small piece of bread (sometimes toasted) or puff pastry or a cracker topped with some savory food, held in the fingers and often eaten in one bite.
An itaian inspired fish recipe found in “Seafoods ‘n Seaports – a Cook’s Tour of Massachusettes”
Piemonte (Italian for “at the foot of the mountain”) is a region in Italy. It covers an area of 25,399 km² and has approx. 4.3 million inhabitants. The Aosta Valley in the northwest of the region belongs to historical and natural geographic Piedmont, but constitutes an autonomous region.
A grilled salmon recipe found in “God Mat Fra Sjøen” (Great Food From The Sea) published by Gyldendal in 1984
The salmon is an important creature in several strands of Celtic mythology and poetry, which often associated them with wisdom and venerability. In Irish mythology, a creature called the Salmon of Knowledge plays key role in the tale The Boyhood Deeds of Fionn. In the tale, the Salmon will grant powers of knowledge to whoever eats it, and is sought by poet Finn Eces for seven years. Finally Finn Eces catches the fish and gives it to his young pupil, Fionn mac Cumhaill, to prepare it for him. However, Fionn burns his thumb on the salmon’s juices, and he instinctively puts it in his mouth. In so doing, he inadvertently gains the Salmon’s wisdom. Elsewhere in Irish mythology, the salmon is also one of the incarnations of both Tuan mac Cairill and Fintan mac Bóchra.
Salmon also feature in Welsh mythology. In the prose tale Culhwch and Olwen, the Salmon of Llyn Llyw is the oldest animal in Britain, and the only creature who knows the location of Mabon ap Modron. After speaking to a string of other ancient animals who do not know his whereabouts, King Arthur’s men Cai and Bedwyr are led to the Salmon of Llyn Llyw, who lets them ride its back to the walls of Mabon’s prison in Gloucester.
In Norse mythology, after Loki tricked the blind god Höðr into killing his brother Baldr, Loki jumped into a river and transformed himself into a salmon to escape punishment from the other gods. When they held out a net to trap him he attempted to leap over it but was caught by Thor who grabbed him by the tail with his hand, and this is why the salmon’s tail is tapered.
A delicious salad recipe found in “Ganske Enkelt – Italiensk Kokebok” (Quite Simple – Italian Cook Book) published by Notabene Forlag in 1995
If you are as fond of seafood as I am, this salad is heaven sent. It contains all the goodies from the sea one can think of. And sprinkled with parsley, lemon juice and olive oil. The Italians really know how to put seafood on the table.
A spicy Asian inspired dinner recipe found on kiwi.no
Thick oblong panettas made with cod and shrimps breaded with flaked coconut and served with a hot fried noodle salad that smells deliciously of the far east is a combination that should tempt the most choosy among people.
A recipe from “Lettvint For Små Familier” (Easy For Small Families) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1979
In context: Scallops are one of the finest shells. They live in relatively shallow water, from the intertidal zone down to 20-30 meters . The shells are different in scallop, one is almost flat, the second vaulted. They live on the sea bottom with the flat side down. It ‘s just muscle and roe that is eaten.