Tonight we continue our Greenlandic food adventure with a main dish recipe from The Official Tourism Site of Greenland. I have to say, the tourism department did a convincing job with the website. I had never really considered Greenland among the places I want to see in the world, but the photos are just breathtaking.
That said, I don’t see us packing up Mr. N and Miss A for a tour of icebergs anytime soon; so until then we’ll live vicariously through the cuisine from the warmth of our own kitchen. Now as we mentioned in our previous post, Greenlandic cuisine is high in protein from marine mammals, fish, game and birds. We did try to get our hands on some caribou to make Greenland’s traditional dish of suaasat, but didn’t have any luck. So we went with our fall back recipe for Pan Fried White Fish and Roasted Vegetables.
The original recipe called for halibut, but after searching four different grocery stores, we opted to go with cod. We lightly brushed the fillets with olive oil and seasoned them with pepper and a Chardonnay oak smoked salt which we received after winning a giveaway over at Eva’s KitchenInspirations (Thank you Eva!). We then melted some butter in a skillet over high heat and cooked the cod for about a minute on each side before serving it over the roasted vegetables.
The fish went over well with Mr. N and Miss A. They both gave the cod 3 spoons. The veggies, however, those got 1 spoon from the kids. I do give them credit though. They did try one piece of the different vegetables on the plate, and I think that as long as they keep that up, they’ll eventually come around. I’ve already gotten Mr. N to eat mushrooms, which as little as a two months ago he swore he would never, ever enjoy.
As for Mike and I, well we came in with different ratings. Mike really enjoyed the cod and agreed with the kids’ 3 spoon vote. He also sided with the kids on the veggies giving them only 2 spoons. He thought it was “too much of a salad bowl,” and not enough of a “melting pot.”
I, however, wasn’t that excited by the fish. It was fine, but just fine. Honestly, I think it’s just that I’m not that into cod. I would definitely be open to trying this with a different white fish – even halibut. Now as for the veggies, those I really enjoyed and gave them a really strong 3 spoons. It actually worked out well for everyone after a little bargaining. I traded my fish for more veggies and they gave up veggies for more fish, making it a win-win all around.
So there you have our first main dish from the Land of the Kalaallit, and we’ve got one more coming your way. Before we get to that, however, we’ll share another recipe from our adventures in Hawaii later this week.
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