Charcuterie · Fish · Norway · Travels

Ragnar’s Norwegian Fishcakes: Ragnars Fiskekaker

Here’s a recipe for tasty Norwegian fishcakes. These are a specialty of my friend’s father, Ragnar. He makes the forcemeat, and Hilde’s mom Vivi fries them off. I gave Vivi a break, and was fry cook for the day. In this recipe they are fried in butter, but the mousseline forcemeat is very versatile, and… Continue reading Ragnar’s Norwegian Fishcakes: Ragnars Fiskekaker

Fish · Norway · Soup and Stew

Uncle Ola’s Fisk Stew: Onkel Olas Fiskegryte

We ate this tasty stew today. It might be simple, but it is very worthy of a try. Hilde’s mom started the stew, and her father put the finishing touches to it. I learned later, while washing the cars outside, that it’s Uncle Ola’s recipe. Note to self: washing cars in 2˚C, while wearing a… Continue reading Uncle Ola’s Fisk Stew: Onkel Olas Fiskegryte

Fish · Sauces · Savory Sauces

Applewood Smoked Salmon Steak with a Morel Cream Sauce

  I got this lovely recipe from one of my many Martha Stewart cookbooks. I smoked the salmon in a grill. I put a tinfoil bag of soaked applewood chips on the heating element. The salmon was hot smoked, and therefore cooked thru. Adam was in charge of removing the steaks from the grill, and… Continue reading Applewood Smoked Salmon Steak with a Morel Cream Sauce

Fish · Grains, Beans, & Peas

Sea Scallops and Samphire in Beurre Noisette over Risotto alla Milanese

  This dish was both delicious and colorful! Not to mention pretty quick and easy. I began with the risotto. 1 cup for two people. I think 1/3 cup per person would be better. I cooked it with leek, white wine, and vegetable broth that was infused with saffron. I finished it with a tablespoon… Continue reading Sea Scallops and Samphire in Beurre Noisette over Risotto alla Milanese