I was reading the Wall Street Journal yesterday and there was a wonderful article showcasing upscale Icelandic dining, and due to the unfortunate way their economy is its possible for more folks to afford these restaurants. Items on their menus include puffin, moose, reindeer and of course local fish. The food sounds great on the whole, well most of it they also eat rotten sharks and whole sheeps heads. However every country has its unique tastes like the chinese and chicken feet, but don't worry no images to follow we will find the best picks!!!
On further reading about Iceland the meat is free roaming and contains no growth hormones and the produce is organic, also the fish is often caught the same day.
Here is a list of some traditional foods
-hangikjot -smoked lamb to eat in sandwichs - skyr – a delicious high-protein yogurt like substance - puffin or hardfiskur protein-filled dried fish strips - Icelandic chocolate - licorice or the popular chocolate-licorice combo - jolaol orange soda mixed with malt - laufabraud, the fried flat bread of the season
It was never a country I thought of for good food but it sounds really interesting, may be hard to find Icelandic restaurants though, couldn't even find one in New York! but there is a wealth of resources on line for recipes
Why not try pancakes, basic recipe for crepes but they often add cardamom or vanilla to it! Pancakes 3 cups Flour 3 Eggs 3 cups Milk 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda Essense of Cardamom Beat eggs and milk together, add dry ingredients. Stir until smooth. Leave to settle for 30 minutes. Melt and add margarine. Heat a small frying pan and grease the pan lightly. Pour enough batter to coat the pan thinly. When one side is done, turn the pancake over with a palette knife and fry the other side. Grease frying pan often.
or Herring and potato salad rich in omega 3, vitamin A and monounsaturated fats (the healthy ones!)
Silver of the Sea - Icelandic Pickled Herring and Potato Salad Recipe #328789
In Iceland herring is callled the 'Silver of the Sea'. The most likely reason for the name is that this fish was the source of great wealth during the first half of the twentieth centry. In Iceland, pickled herring is a great delicacy and is frequently served as an appetizer in a kind of salad. This recipe is from the cookbook "Delicious Iceland" by Chef Volundur Snaer Volundarson. by Chef Regina V. Smith 40 min | 20 min prep