Even though my favorite job of all was working on a fishing boat, I am not a zealous fish eater. That changed with one scrumptious dinner at Phillipshaugen Lodge.
Perhaps it was my euphoria from being in stunningly beautiful Norway — and doing some of the most exciting backcountry skiing of my life. Or maybe it was the smoked bacon from a local farm, or the fresh caught cod from the sparkling fjord. Certainly, the warm hospitality of our kind hosts added exquisite flavor. Best of all, the dish is simple and easy to make — the primo kind of recipe in my book.
Cod Wrapped In Bacon
Pieces of cod, about 5 ounces each
Preheat oven 350 degrees.
Cut or roll fillets into uniform pieces. Wrap each hunk in bacon and secure with a toothpick. Bake in oven for about 10 minutes, until the fish is opaque. For the last minute or two, place under the boiler to crisp the bacon. Let rest for a few minutes and serve on a mound of mashed potatoes. Complete the meal with local steamed vegetables and lettuce salad with lemon vinaigrette. Herlig!
Review of our visit to Norway:
Jotunheimen Norway — Land of the Giants
Skiing the Jotunheimen Mountains, Norway : Spiterstulen to Glittertind Peak
Skiing the Jotunheimen Norge (Norway) — Spiterstulen Lodge
Jotunheimen Ski Touring Days 3-4 — Spiterstulen to Leirvassbu
Norway Ski Test — Volkl VTA88 & Kingpin Binding
Leirvassbu Mountain Lodge – Norway
Troll Blood on the Stehoe — Skiing Norway
Stetinden Ski & Norwegian Sandwich Folding — Jotunheimen
Carbon & Wood & Love — Evi (& Prog) Skis Norway Visit
Life of Endre — Ski Touring at EVI Ski
Gateway to Mountain Paradise — Phillipshaugen Lodge, Norway
Fløtatind Peak, My Ski Touring Welcome To Norway
Turtagrø — High Camp Party & Norwegian Alpine History
Turtagrø Norway — Dyrhaugstinden Ski Tour
My All Time Hero — Fridtjof Nansen of Norway
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