Tinolang tahong na may malunggay, Filipino mussel soup with moringa

Mmmm, my mouth is watering from just smelling this dish may friend said after taking a big whiff of her bowl with Tinolang tahong, I haven’t eaten mussels or moringa for ages.  OMG and a big sigh followed after her first spoonful. This ginger broth dish  is a simple Filipino dish traditionally made with chicken, wedges of…

Shrimp cakes

Fresh raw shrimp from the fjord not far from where I live is a not in abundance, you have to special order them from the fisherman. Here in Norway these shrimp are cooked right away and sold cooked. I ordered some fresh raw shrimps because I wanted to try to make other dishes than just…

Seafood burger with wakame.

Seafood burgers with a taste of the East, a little salt, a little hot, slightly sweet and slightly tart. – I got hold of fresh uncooked shrimps that was caught just hours before I purchased them. I wanted to make something with them othar than cook them whole in a dish. With teens in the house burgers are…

Potato and seafood soup with asparagus and scallops

Luxurious and yet a quick and easy soup to make, made with a ingredients I had in the freezer and fridge.  – Ingredients for 4 appetizers or 2 dinners  – 3 medium sized potatoes, peeled and diced. If you want less starch, you can use Jerusalem artichokes 2 shallots 250 g fresh shrimps 1 liter water 3…

Cod mac’n cheese or as we call it in Norway fish au gratin

  This dish is one of the childrens favorite dishes, “Fiske grateng” as it is called  in Norwegian comes in many different varieties, some with macaroni, some without, some with cheese and some without. I make it with macaroni and cheese, so it is more like a mac’n cheese. Dinner for 4 5 dl cooked…

Mussles in coconut milk, Ginataang tahong

I was visiting my mum and she made Ginataang Tahong or Mussels cooked in Coconut Milk for dinner, this dish is a common Filipino dish. I understand that mussels are abundant and cheap in coastal areas so a dish like this is a regular feature on the dining table. I usually eat mussels with bread or fries, but since…

Pasta salmone affumicato

Me: What do you want for dinner? Son1: Pasta carbonara. Me: It is Friday and I thought maybe something with fish. Son2: Why do you ask then? Me: What about Salmonara? Children: Seriously mum Salmonara, and is that even a real dish. Yes I agree with them, the name was kind of dorky, but it tastes wonderful…

Cooking dinner in the dishwasher

Slow cooking food has become very popular and specially sous vide, a method of cooking in which food is sealed in airtight plastic bags then placed in a water bath or in a temperature-controlled environment for longer than normal cooking times. I have learnt that a dishwasher also keep a steady temperature and we know that we can choose the…

Salmon with spinach, mushrooms and pistachio nuts

Salmon with spinach, mushrooms and pistachios, a simple dish with simple tastes, but oh so yummy. Ingredients for 4 800-1000 g salmon fillet 500 g fresh spinach 1 chopped onion 150 ml pistachio nuts 250 g mushrooms 100 g butter salt and pepper to taste See further down for a little Asian twist. Begin by boiling potatoes or rice….

Fusilli with hashed fish, nuts and mushrooms

When it comes to seafood I often use my favorite combinations of ingredients butter, garlic and lemon. Yes it is simple but yet so tasty. In this dish I have added nuts and mushrooms with the three ingredients. This dish is quick to make, it does not take longer than it takes you to cook the…

Creamy mussel soup with tomatoes and chili

Mussels are easy to prepare and super delicious, specially with freshly baked homemade bread or French fries. I usually steam the mussels traditionally with some white wine, this time I made it with tomatoes and chili, the tomatoes gives the soup a lovely golden color. This serves 2 1 kg mussels 1 tomato 1/2 onion 1 stalk celery…

Pasta with oysters

How do you like your oysters, raw or cooked? Most people eat this delicatessen raw with a squeeze of lemon and tabasco. These days people experiment with the raw oysters with different condiments. At a hip bar in Oslo I got served raw oysters with wood sorell, spruce shoots and ants. When we used lived in…