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Welcome to my ScandinAsian food blog. A blog about what I like to make in my little Norweigan kitchen, from homemade meals to fun creative sandwiches. My parents gave me the name Sorieya, a Cambodian name, which means sun. I'm originally from the United States. Now I'm currently living in Norway, married to a Norwegian man with 3 beautiful children. It's hard being away from my family back in the States and I miss them everyday. I am not an artist but I love making fun sandwiches for my kids. I am not a professional chef but I love to cook and I love being in the kitchen. I love introducing my children to different kind of international food, introducing food from my childhood and explaining to my kids the history about their culture and food. I love spending those quality time together teaching my little ones how to make bread, Khmer food, and teaching me Norwegian. My Norwegian isn't that great but I do understand just the basics but speaking it, that's another story.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Stuffed Croissant Muffins

During the weekend I had left over fresh chicken breast and thought why not make homemade stuff croissant muffins(stuffed with slowed cook BBQ/ranch/maple pull chicken). I made my own BBQ sauce combined with Maine maple syrup, little extra light brown sugar, and dried ranch seasoning. Now it's one of my family's favorite. I only made a dozen and perfect portion size. These stuff croissant muffins would go great for a family gathering. 

Chicken breast with sliced onions in a pot seasoned with Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, seasoning salt, a little old bay, crumbled bouillon, broth...... Slow cooked for 4 hours 
 After 4 hours shredded chicken, sliced more onions, and garlic.
 Homemade BBQ sauce with dried ranch dressing, maple syrup....
 In a cooking pan, cooked shredded chicken, onions, garilc, and sauce.
I stuffed my pull chicken in my dough pasty, then placed in my muffin maker. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden. Served with side of salad and french fries.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Stir fry ground pork with sauteed peanut sauce

I was too tired to make dinner the other day. I just wanted to make something quick and simple for dinner. I had ground pork in my fridge so I made something my family would love. Stirred fried ground pork with peanut sauce served with steamed jasmine rice. I was told  it was yummy. The next time I make this dish I should make more of it.

1 1/2 lbs fresh ground pork seasoned with salt, pepper, and seasoning sauce)
1 onion, minced
3 clove garlic, minced
1 large shallot, minced
teaspoon minced red chili pepper (optional)
1/2 to 1 tablespoon turmeric power
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1/2 cup homemade peanut sauce (http://sorieyahomemadecooking.blogspot.no/2012/06/panko-coconut-tempura-pork-with.html)

In a wok heat up 1-2 tablespoons cooking oil. Add in pork, onion, garlic, shallots, red pepper, turmeric powder. Stir and cook for 8 minutes until pork is cooked through, then add in sugar and fish sauce. Cook for another minute or so. Stir in peanut sauce. Stir and mix well for 5 minutes. Serve with steamed rice and salad.

Next time I make this I would add some Asian eggplants and a little coconut milk.

Chocolate and More Chocolate

On Thursday my son had an Easter Brunch in his classroom (his classmates and their parents) We were all to bring something. But my husband and I couldn't make it because of early appointments. So the day before I decided to make chocolate cheesecake mini danish and mini chocolate chip muffins with chocolate glazed because everyone loves chocolate especially the little ones. I baked all through the morning until late at night. I had made a total 100. 70 muffins and danishes for his brunch gathering and 30 for my kitchen to sell. Some were eaten by my little girls. So I had 20 to sell. I was wondering why so quiet and I looked around for my girls eating my chocolate chip muffins. They loved it!

After my husband picked up our son from school. He told me my baking goodies were a big hit. Nothing left in the trays. 

I used sugar, milk, powdered sugar, vanilla sugar, vanilla extract, Philadelphia cream cheese, chopped milk chocolate.
I mixed cheesecake filling and chopped milk chocolate together.
Made my pastry dough and cut the edges 
Chocolate Cheesecake filling in the center of the dough
Secured with the pastry stripped
Made a lot.
After baking. Ready to be eaten.

Chocolate Chip Muffin mixture.
In the muffin maker.
Half of what I made. Drizzled with chocolate glazed.
Ready to be eaten too.

Breakfast/Brunch Pie

Last week my husband asked me, " You should make some dinner pie in your kitchen to sell". That's what I did. I made my dough and used bacon sausages, bacon, eggs, cheese, broccoli, seasonings, cream.... it's like a quiche but I made a gigantic one. I really wanted to use spinach (Chicken Creamy Spinach Pie)  but my husband told me Norwegian don't use so much spinach. I was like don't people want to be as strong as Popeye?  Lesson learn when I'm making food for a gathering or selling I should make extra for myself.

For my pie crust
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup shredded cheese ( I used Jarlsberg)
2/3 cup ice water

In a bowl mixed flour, salt, and baking powder, then add shortening and crumbled butter into the flour mixture. I mixed and knead with my hands. Add ice water to moisten the dough. Then dumped dough out onto floured surface and knead dough into a ball. Wrapped dough in plastic and rest for an hour.

Remove from plastic wrap and back on the floured surface. I rolled and knead my pastry dough into a large rectangle shape. Then transferred pastry dough in a baking dish and I used a fork to make little holes.
I prepared my pie filling.

Pie Filling
6-7 eggs
1 tablespoon Worcestershire's sauce
3 tablespoons water
Seasoning salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Diced small onions

2 clove minced garlic

1 lb bacon sausage case removed and chopped into bite size pieces

1 cup cooked broccoli florets, cut into bite size pieces

1 cup shredded cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup måt flote (food cream)
3/4 cup milk
6-8 slices of bacon ( I cooked earlier)

In a bowl, whisked in eggs, worcesthire sauce, water, seasoning salt and pepper together and set a side.

Saute onions and garlic until tendered and seasoned with salt and pepper. Removed from heat and set a side.

In a large bowl, mixed sausages, broccoli, cheeses, sauteed onions and garlic together. Then pour in egg mixture and combined.

In my baking dish with my pastry crust. Poured in my filling evenly onto the pastry crust. Placed slices of cooked bacon on top. Topped with more cheese. Baked in the oven for 1 hour until center is cooked through and top is slightly golden. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Bunny in an egg sandwich

This week was a long week and I'm so happy it's Friday. I can take a nice long week break from all the stress. My son has spring break all week too. For my kids lunch today I had made homemade ground beef stroganoff with bunny in an egg sandwiches.

Happy Easter week!

More of my fun sandwiches that I've made click on the links below and check it out.

Stuffed burgers

Hamburger stuffed with sauteed green bell pepper, mushrooms, onions, cheddar cheese. I would call it Stuffed Philly Beef Burger. I never seen an Philly Cheese steak in Oslo. Maybe in a Subway restaurant downtown but I haven't been to one in a while. Watching an episode about Philly cheese steak on the travel channel, I wanted to make peppers, mushrooms, and onion cheese steak. Sad part was I didn't have any sirloin so I used what I had, ground beef and I wished I had provolone cheese too but that is rare to find in the grocery stores. The only place I know that actually sells provolone is at Smart Club and I didn't want to take a drive just to buy provolone. Smart club is almost like BJ whole sale or Sam's Club.
I sliced a whole green bell pepper, sliced 1 onion, sliced mushrooms, sauteed vegetables and seasoned with steak seasoning, a little Worcestershire sauce, Philadelphia cream cheese, a little måt fløte(food cream), dash of salt & freshly ground black pepper.
For my ground beef seasoned with salt, pepper, steak seasoning, spices, Worcestershire sauce......shape into thin burger patties, topped with my veggies and cheddar cheese, then covered with another beef patty. secured the edges, and grilled my burgers.
Placed stuffed burger in a burger bun, added slice of Jarlsberg cheese, topped with more sauteed veggies, and greens. I served it with sweet potato fries and more salad.

I've noticed that last time I visit my parents back in the States, at Stop and Shop they sell the Norwegian Jarlsberg Cheese and the funny thing is, it's much cheaper to buy in the States than here.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Teddy Bear, Squirrel, Stars......

Cute animal lunches I've made during the week. 

Teddy Bear sandwich. Isn't he cute? Made with wheat bread, bologna, mayonnaise, and nori. 
Squirrel! Made from Pagen bread, salami, ham, nori, and mayonnaise.

Chicken salad and mini star salami sandwich

Homemade Cheddar Mac & Cheese with slices of heart wheat bread 

More of my fun sandwiches that I've made click on the links below and check it out.

Chicken, mango, avocado wontons

I had a lot of wonton wraps in my freezer. There are so many ways to use wonton wraps. Fried wonton pork, cheese wontons, southwestern chicken wontons, crab rangoon, Tex-Mex wonton cups, buffalo chicken wonton cups...etc. The other day I made chicken mango, avocado tex mex but the Asian way. It came out yummy. Served with plum sauce and salad. It's not too spicy and it's tasty. I bought most of my ingredients at the Asian Market. I love buying fresh produce and doing my shopping at the Asian Market near Sandvika. They have a lot if varieties on fresh vegetables and fruit. When I get a little homesick I would go to Sandivka and  I could find most stuff I would find in the Asian market back in Boston.

Shredded roasted chicken breast, chopped fresh Chinese parsley, chopped fresh green onion, chopped mango, minced shallots, minced garlic, chopped onion, corn, blade parsley, corn, avocados, lime,soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, sesame oil, seasoning salt, salt, ground black pepper....... Then I fried 6 wonton pastry in a wok. Topped crispy wonton with my chicken, mango, avocado. Topped with fresh chopped Chinese parsley. Serve with side of plum sauce and salad.

Monday, March 18, 2013

More Norwegian Vafler

When I moved to Norway years ago. I never tried Norwegian vafler but after I was pregnant with my first, 6 years ago. I've tried it, wasn't a real fan of it. We rarely have them only if we go to an event. There is always someone making vaflers. My husband had made his homemade vafler which was tasty and I really liked it. Now that I am running a kitchen in the martial art institute. A lot of them eat vafler. I have been told I make really good vaflers maybe because I add a little of American touch to it. I think it taste great when it come straight out of the waffle iron. It gets a little crisp. When it cools down it becomes soft. For toppings people use slices of Norwegian brown goat cheese or strawberry jams. I like mine with Maine Maple Syrup, cheesecake filling, and vanilla ice cream. The vaflers are a big hit with the kids.
Norwegian waffle iron is different than the Belgian waffle maker. It comes out thinner than the Belgian waffle iron. It has 5 heart shapes. I do miss Belgian waffles especially with fresh cut strawberries and cool whip on top. I haven't had those since 2002. I have a really hard time finding a Belgian waffle iron in the stores. They do sell ready made Belgian waffles in the grocery stores but they don't taste like the ones I like.

Vafler recipe- http://sorieyahomemadecooking.blogspot.no/2013/03/norwegian-waffles.html
 I made vaflers and cut the heart shape pieces and spread homemade cheesecake filling and made into Norweigan Vafler Cheesecake Sandwiches.

Oink Oink Sandwiches

 For my kids lunch today I've made cute  piggy face sandwiches made with ham, cheese, and nori. I've also made crispy coconut rolls to go with it. 

More of my fun sandwiches that I've made click on the links below and check it out.

Bruce Lee Cheese Sandwich

 A Bruce Lee cheese sandwich I had made earlier today.

More of my fun sandwiches that I've made click on the links below and check it out.