Salmon with gin spices, mushrooms and roasted rye bread

This is a nordic salmon recipe. And the good news is, you don’t have to limit yourself to the gin spices, you can also add some gin to it. Ingredients: a nice piece of fresh salmon 3 tablespoons of olive oil a good dash of gin a tablespoon of fresh dill, rosemary and thyme. some…

bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts

Are you looking for a different kind of appetizer? An easy and surprising part of your main menu for Christmas or New Year? And of course, not too difficult and not too expensive? On Paleohacks, I found this surprising combination, fitting to all these requirements. Ingredients: Brussels sprouts bacon toothpicks nutmeg   Method: Preheat the…

caramelised potatoes

Caramelized potatoes is an Islandic (or Scandinavian) recipe that might be a very interesting idea for a Christmas menu. It gives a different, festive taste to the potatoes that everyone will appreciate very much. I found it some times ago when I was making Fiskasúpa. Ingredients: 500 grams potatoes 3 tablespoons of brown sugar 1 tablespoon…

Stew of chicken hearts with pumpkin and mushroom

In the supermarket where I always do my shopping, they also sell chicken hearts. Every time I pass them, I get curious a bit more. How to make them? What can you do with it? How does that taste?… Yesterday my hand slipped out, and they landed in my shopping cart. I decided to make…

Malai Kofta

the first thing I do (or almost the first) when I am in Holiday in Kathmandu, Nepal is eating Malai Kofta. I never have to think about what to order on the first evening. During the long weekend I had some time to experiment myself and made my own version. Of course it is not…

lukewarm pumpkin salad

Autumn is the season for pumpkin recipes. I found the inspiration for this one on Lovenourish. I especially like the combination of pumpkin and chickpeas. Ingredients: one third of a butternut squash. 100 grams of chickpeas 1 red onion 50 grams of sun-dried tomatoes 100 grams of feta cheese a handful of finely cut fresh…

autumn lasagna

I was visiting my parents recently, and they had a lot of pumpkins, more than they could deal with. I decided to test whether you can take a pumpkin as a hand luggage in a plane.  It worked, and an autumn lasagne was where it ended up. Ingredients: 300 grams of pumpkin 300 grams celeriac…

flemish asparagus

A delicious light lunch, easy to make. I make these often in the asparagus season and it is typical flemish. Ingredients (for 2 persons): 500gr asparagus 2 eggs parsley 100 gr butter Method: Boil the eggs. Peel the asparagus and remove the lower part which might be harder. chop the parsley. Cook the asparagus 7-10…

Icelandic fish soup – Fiskasúpa

Recently I was in Reykjavik, and in a newly opened “Icelandic Street Food” restaurant I had a real good shellfish soup. So I looked for a recipe for a Fiskasúpa to do this at home. Ingredients: 50 gram butter 2 smal onions, sliced finely 1 leek, slice finely 2 stalks of sellery, sliced finely 3 tomatoes,…

Hasselback chicken

Hasselback potatoes are quite popular in recent times. However you can apply the same method for other recipes, in this case chicken breast. Ingredients: one chicken breast a quarter of a bell pepper 5 cherry tomatoes some basilicum leaves a handful of feta cheese pepper salt chilli powder parmesan cheese Method: Place the chicken breast…

vegetable finger pasta curry

I am not quite sure whether there is an English translation for this south German kind of pasta (Schupfnudel). It are more or less long gnocchi, also made on potato basis. Spätzle, that other kind of German pasta is more from the south-west region (Baden),  Schupfnudel more from the south-east (Bayern). Ingredients: 500 gr Schupfnudel…

Salmon with lemon butter sauce and green asparagus

I saw this recipe on cooking classy. I think the real genius is in the butter sauce, with lemon and honey for a great sweet sour taste. Ingredients: 8 green asparagus 1 salmon fillet 400 gr potatoes 1 clove of garlic 3+1 tablespoons of butter 0,25 cup of chicken broth 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon…