Nov 2, 2013

Plokkfiskur (Icelandic Fish Pie)

I have recently visited one of the most fascinating countries in the world... Iceland.

With its myths, legends, fairy tales, delicious food and breathtaking landscapes, Iceland definitely conquered a piece of my heart.
The magical atmosphere that you experience in Iceland is something that words can not explain. During my first day in Reykjavick i went on a mission... to find the best traditional cafe in town. I found Cafè Loki. An amazing cafe just by the famous city church.
I decided to try a very traditional Icelandic dish, The icelandic Fish pie. It was simply to die for!!!



-Ingredients:

1 1/4lbs cod, halibut or haddock
1 1/4lb potatoes, boiled and peeled 
1 white onion
12 oz milk
2 oz butter
3 tbsp flour
salt and pepper 
2 tablespoons chives, freshly snipped to add color, flavor & garnish 

-Directions: 
1. Skin, bone & break up the fish into flakes.
2. Roughly chop potatoes & finely chop onion.
3. Slowly heat milk in a saucepan almost to a boiling point.
4. While the milk is heating, in a medium to large sized non-stick saucepan, melt butter & saute onion over medium-heat until soft. Do not allow it to brown.
5.Sprinkle flour over onion, stir well & cook for 1-2 minutes. 
6.Gradually add warmed milk, stirring continuously. Simmer for 3-4 min, stirring often.
7.Add flaked fish & stir briskly to break up the fish flakes completely. Season liberally w/salt & pepper.
8.Add potatoes & stir gently. Cook over low-heat till heated through.
9. Spoon into 4 bowls & sprinkle each serving with 1/2 tbsp chives. Serve hot w/dark rye bread & butter.
Enjoy! Buon Appetito!

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Yukari *The Kitchen Fairy*

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