Delicious and hearty Norwegian soup
Norway is an amazing country, and its cuisine deserves special attention. One of the most favorite dishes of Norwegians is a hearty soup. And you can easily cook it at home.
How to cook a delicious and hearty Norwegian soup? There are several recipes, and the most interesting ones will be discussed below.
The traditional recipe is a fish soup with cream. For its preparation will require:
- 400 grams of red fish fillets (such as salmon or chum);
- liter of water;
- four to five potatoes;
- three small tomatoes;
- two glasses of cream (about 20% fat);
- dill or other greens;
- some vegetable oil;
- Cut the fish fillets into small cubes or strips. Onion peel and chop, carrots are well washed and grinded. Tomatoes should be doused with boiling water, cleaned and cut into small or medium sized pieces. Peel the potatoes too and cut them.
- Pour vegetable oil into the pan, fry carrots, tomatoes and onions on it (the latter should become transparent). Then pour the water and bring it to a boil.
- In the pan, start the potatoes and cook it for about five minutes.
- Add salmon and cream, boil the soup until the potatoes are soft enough.
- Chop the dill and add it to the soup along with the salt.
You can cook a more refined soup with salmon and seafood, which in Norway is also very fond of and often eaten.
List of ingredients:
- 600-700 grams of salmon;
- 300 grams of seafood (you can use absolutely any: mussels, shrimp, octopus, squid);
- half a glass of white wine;
- a glass of fatty cream;
- a glass of milk;
- liter of water;
- onion head (it is possible to use both bulb, and white or violet);
- half a pack of butter;
- parsley and celery;
- First you need to prepare seafood. To do this, wash them, pour wine and stew them to full readiness. They will become very fragrant and give the dish a special flavor.
- Pour water into a saucepan, boil salmon in it, then remove it, and strain the broth (optional). Cut the fillet into cubes.
- Wash and rub carrots, peel and chop onions in any way.
- In a separate container, for example, in a skillet or stew-pan, melt the butter, fry the carrot and onion until soft.
- Now bring the broth to boil again, enter into it salmon, seafood with wine, cream and milk, as well as fried vegetables with butter.
- Chop celery and parsley, add it to the soup and salt it.
- After a minute, remove the pan from the heat.
An even more unusual soup is a gin or beer soup. It is more like a drink, but it is an independent and beloved Norwegians dish, helping to keep warm in the cold and saving from colds.
These ingredients will be needed:
- 500 ml of light beer;
- 500 ml of dark beer;
- egg yolk of a hen's egg;
- three or four tablespoons of milk;
- a couple tablespoons of flour;
- lemon peel (preferably dried);
- two tablespoons of sugar;
- ginger at will.
- Beer should be mixed and brought to a boil in a saucepan, adding lemon peel and fresh grated or dry ground ginger if desired.
- In milk, dissolve half the flour, so that no lumps remain, enter this mixture into the beer broth.
- The remaining flour whisk with the egg, then pour this composition into a broth with a thin trickle, constantly and actively stirring it.
- Add salt and sugar to the soup.
- After five minutes, the pan can be removed from the fire.
- Beat the yolk with three to five tablespoons of soup and add this mixture to the dish.
This recipe involves adding cheese to the soup.
The list of the necessary ingredients:
- 0.5 kilogram of salmon or other red fish;
- three medium potatoes;
- onion head;
- 70-80 grams of butter;
- 150-200 g of processed cheese (two small cheeses, but not flavored);
- liter of water;
- dill greens;
- First prepare all the ingredients. Salmon must be peeled and bones, cut into pieces of all sizes and shapes. Peel and chop the potatoes. Shred the onion after peeling. Wash carrots and grate. Dill finely chopped.
- In a saucepan, you need to melt and warm the butter well. Next, fry carrots and onions on it so that they become soft and slightly browned.
- Pour water into the pot, and when it boils, add potatoes and salmon.
- Boil the soup for about fifteen or twenty minutes, then rub the melted cheese on a grater and, together with salt and chopped dill, add it to the dish.
- When the cheese is completely melted, you can remove the pan from the heat.
- Use only fresh salmon.
- This Norwegian soup should be nourishing, so it’s best to choose a rich cream.
- If desired, add any seasoning to give the dish an interesting taste and a bright aroma. But do not overdo it, because the smell of fish should be felt.
Norwegian soup is an excellent dish that will give gastronomic pleasure, satisfy hunger and warm in cold weather.