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Pinnekjøtt – Make Norwegian “Stick Meat” from scratch

Pinnekjøtt is a traditional Norwegian Christmas dish typical to Western parts of Norway, but is now popular in other regions as well. Traditionally Pinnekjøtt is made from ribs of lamb or mutton which has been either salted and dried or salted, smoked and dried. Pinnekjøtt is literally translated as “Stick Meat”. This is for the birch […]

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Cooking salted meat, raspeball, sausage, sweed mash on an old wooden stove.

Salted meat (salt kjøtt)

Salt kjøtt or salted meat is often eaten with raspeball and swede purée or with a onion sauce and potatos. I recommend trying it with raspeball and swede purée if it’s your first time eating this Norwegian classic. Ingredients: 1 kg of sliced Lamb shank 1 dl of salt Directions: Rub salt on the meat until alle the […]

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Pickled herring Norwegian style (Sursild)

Sursild is the most traditional Norwegian food recipe of pickled herring. It’s eaten year round but especially during the Christmas season. Sursild has long traditions in the Norwegian diet. Other popular types of pickled herring is: Glazier’s herring (glassmestersild), Herring in tomato sauce (tomatsild), Herring in sour cream (Rømmesild), Herring in mustard (sennepssild), Herring in spices […]

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Picture of a plate of raspeball, sausage, sweed mash toppet with bacon served on an old wooden table in an old norwegian wooden hut.

Norwegian Potato Dumplings (Raspeball)

Raspeball is a traditional Norwegian dish and is often eaten on thursdays during the colder months of the year. Raspeball, also known in some areas as potato dumplings, klubb, ball, komle, kløbb, kumle, kompe, kumper, raspeboller, kløbber, kloter and raspekake. We have many names for the things we love. There are also many different recipes and ways […]

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How to make dill aquavit at home

Homemade aquavit, or akevitt in Norwegian. Litterally translates as “water of life”. Aquavit is a Scandinavian spirit that has been produced since the 15th century. In Norway the aquavit is distilled from potato and in Denmark and Sweden they use grain. Ingredients: 2-3 large dill sprig (or 1-2 tbsp dill seeds) 1 tbsp caraway seeds 1 ts  […]

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Pultost – superfood from Norway

Pultost, also called Knaost, is a traditional Norwegian cheese that is made from sour milk and flavored with caraway seeds.  Pultost is created by heating the milk to 35-65 degrees celsius. The lower temperatures will make a creamy and spreadable cheese, the high end of the scale will create a crumbly and drier version. The spreadable version […]

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picture of a salted and sliced pollock fillet covered in red colored water

Seilaks – Poor Man’s Salmon

Seilaks is salted and smoked pollock fillet, that is dyed with red salmon color and put in soybean oil. It is quite salty and kind of sour but it really delicious. And best of all it’s super easy to make. This recipe is the fast version so i use liquid smoke insted of cold smoking […]

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Norwegian Hunter’s Soup – Jegersuppe

This is a thick, rich soup with mellow and kid-friendly flavors. This delicious soup will warm you up after a long day in the Norwegian woods or in the mountains. For a vegetarian version just use vegetable stock insted of beef stock. Ingredients: 60 g butter 40 g flour 1 smal onion, peeled, finely sliced 2 […]

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An open sandwich with lettus and many slices of fenalar

Making Fenalår – Cured leg of a lamb

Fenalår a Norwegian specialty is a salted, dried and cured leg of lamb or young mutton. Curing time is normally around three months. In the past the drying process could be from one to six years in storehouse. If you only have tasted the fenalår you can buy in the Norwegian convenience store, which is […]

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Norwegian Christmas mustard - (julesennep) in a jam jar

How to make Norwegian Christmas mustard (Julesennep)

Norwegian Christmas mustard (Julesennep) has a sharp and strong flavor and can be used in most places yellow mustard can. It will go very well with Norwegian classics like head cheese (sylte),  pork meatballs (medisterkaker), pork sausage (medisterpølse or julepølse) and meatballs (kjøttkaker). Ingredients: 1 dl Colman’s mustard powder 1.5 Tbsp vinegar (white or red wine) 2 tbsp light corn syrup […]

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