Salad with blackberries, pecans and cheese

First day in a hot town after two weeks of sea breeze in the archipelago. Torture. Not just because I had to take a break in my vacation. The city is sticky hot. Literally. I shouldn’t complain about the summery temperatures. In winter, I’ll sure miss them. And I don’t. I just complain about my…

Cherry chutney on veal chop

Early summer means cherry season. Sun-ripe, juicy, sweet drupes waiting to be transformed into delicious dishes. This cholesterol reducing superfood is so versatile – it can be used in sweet and savory cooking alike. I turned the cherries into a tasty chutney, which I paired with wonderfully tender veal chops. What a feast! Cherry chutney:…

Chorizo lamb with pressed cucumber salad

Soft lamb sirloin, spicy chorizo and crunchy cucumber – this summery low-carb dish combines French haute cuisine, Spanish tradición culinaria and Nordic husmanskost at their finest. Start with the pressed cucumber salad. Slice a cucumber very thinly (e.g. with a mandoline). Salt the cucumber slices and place them into a sieve. Cover and weight down…

Water melon on feta cheese and spring onion salad 💚

On a hot day like today, it’s important to stay well hydrated. Next to water, minerals like sodium and potassium are crucial. This beautiful and refreshing dish takes perfect care of your hydration status: The juicy water melon is great for your water balance, the salty feta cheese provides your body with much needed sodium…

Perch • Orange • Blueberry • Lemon thyme

I associate fish with the Finnish archipelago, which – who’d’ve thought – is my favorite place on earth. So my passion for fish is quite natural. Fish makes me feel at home. When I grew up, there used to be a lot of perch in the brackish water surrounding our summer cottage. Perch is a…

Salmon • Beetroot • Orange • Cream cheese

I’ve been putting some effort into ameliorating my plating skills lately. I find dishes served lukewarm best suitable for this exercise, as I don’t have to work under time pressure. This is the outcome of my latest attempt. Marinate pieces of smoked salmon in a mixture of olive oil, white aceto balsamico, orange zest and…

Fillet • Shrimp • Tomato • Butter

How do you pimp up fillet steak? You serve it with tender shrimps and an opulent sauce. Surf and turf at its finest. Surf: Season shrimps with salt and olive oil and grill for 10 minutes in 230°C. Turf: Simultaneously fry the fillet steaks in a hot pan for a couple of minutes each side….

Goat cheese • Nectarine • Honey • Rosemary

There’s a lot of varieties of goat cheese and a lot of ways to enjoy it. I like mine on a piece of bread instead of butter or hot on my salad. Or as a flan with fruit compote. Goat cheese flan: Bring 2.5 dl goat milk, 1 branch of rosemary, 5 branches of lemon…

Duck in a rhubarb meadow

Did I already mention that I love cooking – or rather plating – with flowers? Because I truly do. This is another seasonal, low-carb recipe pimped up with an amazing floridity. Sous vide duck: Score a diamond pattern through the skin and fat of the duck breast with a sharp knife. Be careful not to…

Burrata on balsamic black pepper strawberries

Strawberries, black pepper and aceto balsamico – that’s a winning team. The black pepper will enhance the sweet fruitiness of the strawberries; the aceto balsamico will endorse their inherent citrusy and floral notes. Combine with a soft, creamy burrata and this dish will make your taste buds tingle. Chop ripe, organic strawberries and season them…