Tuesday, 20 October 2015

#TasteofNorway Farikal Recipe & Giveaway with Inntravel

You may have seen recently on my Instagram feed that I was wondering what cooking challenge to take on now that Bake Off is over for another year. I've decided to choose a recipe at random every week or so from my big cookery book collection, the only rules being it has to be a different book from the previous recipe and it has to be something that I haven't cooked before.

It was perfect timing then when Inntravel got in touch with me and asked if I would like to try out a traditional Norwegian recipe. My knowledge of Norway is pretty much limited to knowing that Norway is cold and they eat a lot of fish, so I was curious to learn about the national dish of Farikal.

Farikal (pronounce 'forrycoal') is traditionally served in autumn and is primarily lamb or mutton cooked with cabbage and peppercorns. The traditional recipe suggests shoulder, neck or shank to be used and it is served with boiled potatoes.

I thought I would keep the core of my Farikal recipe the same, but change it slightly to suit our dietary requirements (and my love of mash!)



Farikal - Serves 2 with leftovers

600g lamb leg steaks (with bone in situ)
50g plain flour seasoned with salt & pepper
50g butter
400ml water
1 beef stock cube
1 bay leaf
10 peppercorns (I used pink for a subtle flavour)
250g kale with large stalks removed
salt to taste
fresh parsley

Coat the lamb with the seasoned flour and set to one side.
Using a large pan that has a lid, melt the butter and seal the lamb, a few steaks at a time.

Return all the steaks to the pan, add the water, stock, bay leaf, peppercorn and kale and boil for 25 minutes.

Just before serving drain some of the cooking juice into a smaller pan and boil vigorously to thicken.

Serve with mashed potatoes, carrots, fresh parsley & redcurrant jelly.






I was really surprised at how flavoursome this dish was, by using thinner cuts of lamb and pre-cut kale it was on the table in under 30 minutes, so a perfect mid-week supper dish.

Inntravel would like to offer you the chance to learn more about the Norwegian cuisine and are offering my readers the chance to win a £40 voucher with Scandikitchen by entering this simple Rafflecopter giveaway.

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This is a collaborative post with Inntravel, specialists in worldwide slow holidays.


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126 comments:

  1. This looks really tasty. I love learning about food from other countries, though I have to confess, I don't know much at all about Norwegian food! Thanks for educating me a little bit!!

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  2. Wow that looks incredible, I am so hungry on the train-this would be perfect right now! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

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  3. I would like to try the peanut rings

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  4. The Linkosuo Rye Crisps Sour Cream 150g Look Tasty :)

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  5. The site is full of delicious items! The Grilstad Lufttörkad Skinka – Cured Ham caught my eye though!

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  6. I love the gingerbread house from the baking section.

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  7. I would like to try the Arla Danbo Gamle Ole – Mature Cheese

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  8. not sure atm but if I won it would be what takes my fancy :) x

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  9. Luomu Varrasleipa – Finnish Rye Crispbread

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  10. Would like to try the BBQ Chorizo Sausage

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  11. I would like to try Mini Cinnamon Buns

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  12. I'd like to try the Korshags Gravlax – Gravadlax Cured Salmon

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  13. Elk Salami sounds interesting :)

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  14. I would love to try some Ekströms Frasvåfflor as the waffles we had in Sweden were the best I have ever tasted. But I would also have to have some more Plopp bars, the children loved them when our friends brought them some from Sweden.

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  15. the Marabou Apelsinkrokant choc looks yum

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  16. I love cinnamon so would like to try the buns.

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  17. i'd love to try the Rödbetssallad

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  18. bbq chorizo sausage sounds yummy

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  19. My favourite is the gingerbread house xx

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  20. Wasa gluten free crispbreads are my favourite but quite expensive though as a Coeliac they would be a treat.

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  21. I'd like to try the Peanut Rings x

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  22. I'd love to try the Fazer Gröna Kulor – Pear Marmalade Sweets 260g! These sound super unique and interesting!

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  23. The Salta Salty Liquorice and not just because it has a cat on the packet (though that is a factor!).

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  24. Lakrids by Johan Bulow – Silver 2015 Liquorice 150g

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  25. Peanut rings for me

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  26. The Grilstad Lufttörkad Skinka :P x

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  27. Love to try the Ready Made Gingerbread Dough! x

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  28. There are so many yummy things to choose from but the Odense Nougat sounds delicious

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  29. Gingerbread house looks amazing

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  30. I would like to try the mini cinnamon buns

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  31. I'd love to try lots.. My nan was Finnish so reminds me of some of her lovely cooking x

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  32. I'd love to try some salted licorice sweets!

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  33. The gingerbread house Christmas is coming :)

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  34. The Linkosuo Rye Crisps Sour Cream

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  35. The bbq chorizo sausage sounds totally amazing!

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  36. I would like to try the Boxholm Kryddost – Spiced Cheese

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  37. Toms Pålægschokolade Lys – Sandwich Chocolate Sheets 120g

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  38. getting into the mas spirit I would love to try the Lakrids by Johan Bulow – Julekalender – Christmas Calendar,

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  39. I like the Coconut Marshmallow bag

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  40. I do like the look of Gilde Juleakvavit. I'd like to try it.

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  41. I would like to try elk salami :)

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  42. I would like to try the Elk Salami

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  43. their smoked kelp would be a good starter

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  44. I would like to try the peanut rings

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  45. I would love to try the Tillmans Rabarbersaft – Organic Rhubarb Cordial

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  46. the peanut rings, they sound yummy, i love peanuts!

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  47. Taste Norway#awesome giveaway would love to try this recipe.💅👑🎊🎃🎁🌈🎉🎈

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  48. I would love to try the Per i Viken Farmors Köttbullar – Meatballs 8-Pack

    EJ Dunn

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  49. I would like to try the peanut rings

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  50. I would enjoy the Gravadlax Cured Salmon

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  51. The readymade Gingerbread dough

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  52. the Grilstad Lufttörkad Skinka looks good

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  53. Korshags Gravlax cured salmon sound great!

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  54. I would love to try the Ready Made Gingerbread Dough and make some Christmas biscuits.

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  55. Id like to try the potato flatbread

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  56. The Delicato Lattebit looks good!

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  57. some of the savory items do sound very nice but I'm a sucker for a gingerbread man so I will have to choose the gingerbread house

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  58. Would love the Scandi kitchen cookbook

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  59. Finnish Rye Crispbread looks nice

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  60. Gingerbread house - very seasonal! (@PeanutHog)

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  61. So many delicious looking products! I think I'd like to try the Delicato Mazarin Almond Pastry

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

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  62. the gingerbread house looks great

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  63. The mini cinnamon buns, but there's lots I'd love to try x

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  64. Koskenkorva Nordic Berry 37.5% – Vodka 700ml
    £29.95

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  65. Those leg steaks look perfect for Autumn. I would really love to try the Leksands Fäbodknäcke crispbreads and the Joikakaker i Viltsaus (I won't mention it's reindeer ;-) )

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  66. I have a real sweet tooth so would have to be Freia Kong Haakon

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  67. Ooo I'd love to try the Peanut Rings or the Gingerbread House <3

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  68. The gingerbread dough ready for Christmas :)

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  69. The Fjällbrynt Renost – Reindeer Cream Cheese !!!

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  70. I went straight to the biscuits and cakes section and would love to try the Marzipan and Almondpastries

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  71. The gingerbread dough - ideal for busy people

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  72. The Mini Cinnamon Buns sound very tempting

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  73. the gingerbread house would be cool and fun to make and eat :D

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  74. The Swedish Meatball Platter sounds pretty amazing!

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  75. Charmian Filewood29 October 2015 at 22:43

    Oh definitely the Mini Cinnamon Buns nom nom

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  76. Delicato Lattebit – Chocolate Latte Bites mmmm

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  77. I fancy the pickled gherkins but I also fancy pickled beetroot and pickled red cabbage. Um, there's a bit of a theme here ...

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  78. Annas Pepparkakor – Ginger Biscuits in Red Tin

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  79. I'd most like to try the Smoked Kelp!

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  80. https://d1vlhxry9oul9s.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/AnnaPepparkakshus_px500-300x300.png?timestamp=1446197861799 I would love to try making this for my grandchildren!

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  81. Yummmmmm I would like to try the peanut rings...

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  82. The Mini Cinnamon Buns look amazing!

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  83. https://www.scandikitchen.co.uk/product/norwegian-medisterkaker-frozen-2kg/ Would like to try these. Although it's a hard decision. Sounds very interesting :)

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  84. Would love to try the Boxholm Kryddost- Spiced Cheese . Love all cheese but this one I have never tried.

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  85. The Marabou Apelsinkrokant – Milk Chocolate With Orange Crisp sounds delicious!

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  86. Gabrielle Powell30 October 2015 at 15:56

    I'd like to try Bake your Own Semlor

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  87. Gingerbread house oh my word so tasty!!

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  88. The gingerbread house looks scrummy!

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  89. The Grilstad Lufttörkad Skinka sounds delish.

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  90. Would have to be a selection of biscuits for my sweet tooth.....a hamper full mmm

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  91. Felix Rårörda Lingon – Lingonberry Jam, I love Lingonberries.

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  92. My favourite is the gingerbread house

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  93. The peanut rings sound YUMMY!! :) x

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  94. I think I'd have to try the Mulled Wine. Lovely and festive and warming

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  95. Linkosuo Rye Crisps Sour Cream

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