Crab Soup from Oslo / Krabbesuppe fra Oslo

A filling shellfish soup recipe from Oslo found on  matoppskrifter.no
Crab Soup from Oslo / Krabbesuppe fra Oslo

This soup takes some time to make, but it is very filling. Crab meat is very aromatic and adds a lot of flavor to fish soups, shellfish soups and other dishes. King crab and leek strips are used for garnish, as well as a few tomato small tomato wedges.

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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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Cauliflower Soup with Cured Ham and Scallops / Blomkålsuppe med Spekeskinke og Kamskjell

A fresh take on an old Norwegian Classic from matprat.no 
Cauliflower Soup with Cured Ham and Scallops /  Blomkålsuppe med Spekeskinke og Kamskjell

This cauliflower soup is just amazingly delicious, and if you have tasted it once, it’s going to end up on the menu again in no time. A good old fashioned dish, with a modern twist.

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Hearty Shrimp Soup / Kraftig Rekesuppe

A soup recipe found in “Supper og Sauser” (Soups and Sauces)
published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1980

Hearty Shrimp Soup / Kraftig Rekesuppe

This soup is very filling and as an appetizer it is enough for 6-8
  people. Krispy white bread and butter are simple and nice accessories.

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Shellfish Soup with Shrimp and Avocado Cream / Skalldyrsuppe med Reker og Avokadokrem

A contemporary take on the classic shrimp soup
found on
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Shellfish Soup with Shrimp and Avocado Cream / Skalldyrsuppe med Reker og Avokadokrem

With this soup you take full advantage of the shrimp since the shrimp shells are the basis for the broth. If you get leftover shrimps, they will make a nice sandwich for breakfast the next day.

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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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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 “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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Bean Soup Jókai Style / Bønnesuppe Jókai Style

A soup recipe found in “Flavours of Hungary Recipes”
a free E-book publiched by the Hungarian
Agricultural Marketing Centre in 2009Bean Soup Jókai Style / Bønnesuppe Jókai Style

Proper ingredients are necessary but not sufficient for full success. The Hungarian “art de la table” does not only cover the ingredients but also the method of preparation. The special flavours of the traditional Hungarian cuisine are produced by the combination of tasty ingredients of excellent quality with their specific mode of preparation.

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Potato Soup with Smoked Sausages / Potetsuppe med Røkte Pølser

A recipe for a hearty soup found in “Supper og Sauser” (Soups
and Sauces) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1980

Potato Soup with Smoked Sausages / Potetsuppe med Røkte Pølser

One can find different recipes for soups like this throughout Scandinavia. In the old days, soup was often the only thing one could afford to make so it was important that it was hearty. The smoked sausages could be exchanged with cheap cuts of meat or poultry. Or in hard times, be left out completely, leaving the potatoes to save the day.

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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.