Cod Flakes in Pumpkin Soup by Master Chef Geir Skeie

Geir Skeie Master Chef NorwayIn 2009, Geir Skeie won the world’s most prestigious cooking competition, Bocuse d’Or, held every second year in the French city Lyon. Not only is he the youngest chef ever to win the competition, but he also won with a comfortable margin. 

Today, the ‘wizard chef’ runs the seafood restaurants Brygga 11 in Stord, 82 kilometers south of Bergen, and Brygga 11 in Sandefjord, 122 kilometers south of Oslo.

It is Atlantic cod season, and Geir Skeie has sent ThorNews this delicious recipe which is also easy to make:


Geir Skeie’s Cod Flakes in Pumpkin Soup

Cod Flakes in Pumpkin Soup by Geir Skeie ResizeIngredients 

11 oz. (300 g) cod loin

2 garlic cloves

2 teaspoons high quality olive oil

Salt and black pepper


18 oz. (500 g) pumpkin

0.4 cups (1 dl) crème fraîche

2 cups (5 dl) fish stock

Salt and black pepper



Sprinkle the cod loin with salt and black pepper, roughly chop the garlic and place on top of the fish with extra quality olive oil. Bake in oven at about 210 degrees F / 100 degrees C until the fish flakes when you press on it. Divide it into flakes.

Boil the pumpkin in the fish stock until tender, run in a blender together with crème fraîche and season with salt and pepper, and if you prefer, a little lemon juice.


Facts about Geir Skeie:

Born: 02 July 1980, Fitjar, Norway


Restaurant Owner at Brygga11, Geir Skeie at Stord

Restaurant Owner at Brygga11, Geir Skeie in Sandefjord

Freelance consultant in food and wine


Winner of Bocuse d `Or 2009

Winner of Bocuse d `Or Europe 2008

Winner of the best debutant cookbook in the “Gourmand World Cookbook Award 2009”

Winner of Chef of the Year 2007

Winning World Cup in Luxembourg with the Culinary Team

Chef of the Year 2006 (unplaced)

Norway Cup champions 2004 (3rd. place)

Winner of Coach apprentices Norwegian Cup 2004

Nordic chefs of 2004 (3rd. place)

Winner of Coach apprentices Vestfold 2003

Winner of the Norway Cup champions 2003



Text by: Thor Lanesskog, ThorNews

Photos by: Geir Skeie/Brygga 11

Source: Geir Skeie/ Brygga 11

Categories: Culinary Surprises, Recipes

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