Published: August 14th 2012August 14th 2012
Some menus from our trip....
From the Reykyavikur restaurant "Fiskfélagið" = "The Fish Company"
Rock salted beer glazed salmon & langoustine salad, fennel jam, frozen cucumber, Icelandic kryddbrauth (rye bread)
Grilled beef rib eye and pork cheek, sweet onion jam, pepper sauce, bearnaise paste and fries
Blueberry skyr mousse & blueberry muffin with caramelised almond, yoghurt skyr paste and home made marshmallow (skyr is a cultured cheese sort of halfway between mascarpone and yoghurt)
From the Greenlandic buffet:
Sashimi of Greenlandic halibut
Greenlandic shrimp (very small but very tasty; when unpeeled almost universally pregnant)
Dried fish (no thanks - like chewing on a rubber tyre but not as nice)
Sushi with shrimp (yum)
Smoked whale (looks like dark prosciutto)
Mattak (whale blubber)
Seal soup (for the record seal is the darkest, bloodiest, yukkiest looking meat ever, with a strong flavour and looks most unappealing)
Musk ox fillet
Leg of Greenlandic lamb
Onions, leek and angelica
Baked Greenlandic halibut
Barley with salted heart of lamb
Creme brulee with crowberry (we would call them bilberries I think)
Angelica fromage (angelica is a local herb - very soft mint flavour)
The reason we had steak at the fish restaurant was that we had had enough seafood (in particular halibut) to sink a fish.