We have five traditional Christmas dinners in Norway, and which one you eat depends mostly on where you come from. This article will take you through all five; where they’re from, how it’s eaten, and a absolute killer, 100 % authentic recipe for each of them!
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Among the Big Five Christmas dinners here in Norway, this is by far the easiest to get right if you know how to do it. But the matter of fact is that most people have absolutely no clue how to make good fish. Here’s how to seriously kick ass at it.
These light and fluffy spherical baked snacks are a decidedly Danish, typically enjoyed around Christmas. We love to snack on these along with a mug Gløgg, a good book, and a fire going in the wood stove.
This is a family classic that I’ve been absolutely hooked on since forever. And it is so simple I can hardly justify calling it a recipe. But behold! I give you Smoked salmon and creamed dill potatoes!
I so love a great burger. But some times you want something a little bit lighter. Maybe even something a little bit, dare I say it, healthy? This burger is it, but it still checks all the right boxes, and it still feels utterly sinful to eat!
When most Norwegians think “Norwegian beer”, they think industrial pilsner. Some may even think of our world class craft beers. But few are even aware of the REAL Norwegian beers; our historical beers that are still being brewed, with yeast handed down through centuries. Here’s how I brew my Christmas beer!
Heads up everybody, cause here’s the recipe you’ve all been waiting for! As you eyeball your plate, at the face of it, it’s some gruesome culinary prank. But appearance is only skin deep, and below is the softest, most succulent meat you can imagine; say hi to Norwegian Smalahove!
Fish is extremely sensitive to heat treatment; far more so than meat. But if you know what to look for, the fish will tell you exactly when it’s done, and it is very easy to get right. Easier than meat actually. Here’s how to cook fish like pro.
My dad made this every single Christmas, and this is my take on this Norwegian classic. It’s dead simple, and so much better than the store bought stuff!
A real Norwegian…err…Danish….err….Swedish…I should probably say Scandinavian Christmas classic. We simply love this little fish, and Sennepsild is one of the most classic variations. Here’s how to make it!
A classic in the Scandinavian kitchen, and especially around Christmas are pickled herring in all sorts of sauces and dressing. Here’s how to make Portvinsild!
Porridge has been a staple in Norway for times immemorial. The Vikings ate it, and people before that ate it. And it is still an important part of Norwegian food and culture, so let’s explore what deliciousness it has to offer!