Sunday, March 1, 2015

Velvety Norwegian Fish Soup - Fiskesuppe

While traveling to Norway, especially if it happens to walk around in a cloudy icy day, join outdoor activities in a wet day or a rainy autumn weekend, after a sky session surrounded by beautiful mountains covered with fluffy snow or in a perfect summer afternoon after a short cruise, nothing will warm you up better and make you feel full of energy than a hot, velvety and savory Norwegian fish soup (fiskesuppe) served hot in a big bowl, topped with a glass of wine.

Norwegians have many of ways to prepare healthy and high quality seafood, and one of the best is the warming creamy fiskesuppe – which can be thicker or lighter.
Velvety Norwegian Fish Soup - Fiskesuppe (own photo)
Velvety Norwegian Fish Soup - Fiskesuppe (own photo)
The delicious fish soup is a very common meal for the day everywhere in Norway, quick to prepare, perfect to warm up the soul, and its main ingredients are: fresh fish (salmon, cod, halibut, monkfish) or catfish and shellfish, raw shrimps, mussels, scallops – mix depending of your own choice, small cubes of potatoes, chopped tomatoes, diced celery, olive oil, butter, a pinch of flour, thinly sliced carrots, fresh flat leaf parsley, salt and freshly ground white pepper, dumplings, and eventually with just a touch of sugar and (red wine) vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice, that usually is served garnished with sour cream and the lumpfish caviar on crusty white bread.

Always reliant to an absolutely tasty meal, is the quality of the ingredients – fresh fish, fresh vegetables, good olive oil, butter and sour cream…

And I don’t know if could be other dish so comforting, appetizing and with a sort of sweet and sour velvet consistency as the steaming Norwegian fishsoup… the memory of first creamy soup full of blended flavors, served in a short stop at Geilo, on the way to Voringsfoss, stayed with me since then and love to recall it in damp days and not only. : )
Velvety Norwegian Fish Soup - Fiskesuppe (own photo)
Velvety Norwegian Fish Soup - Fiskesuppe (own photo)
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