Called the “land of ice and fire” for its dramatic volcanoes and glaciers, Iceland is the world’s 18th largest island. This country is surrounded by frigid waters that deliver an abundance of fresh seafood, including Icelandic cod,caviar, and herring, three mainstays of the national cuisine. Pickling seafood, vegetables, and meats is common, as is the production of traditional yogurt known as skyr and goat cheese. The sheep that provide the famed Icelandic wool serve a dual purpose as a farm protein, the national dish of Iceland being lamb.
What Icelandic dishes can I make?
Pull on that wool sweater and prepare some delicious Icelandic cuisine in your kitchen. As an appetizer, try caviar and pickled herring served along with goat cheese. The main course will typically revolve around seafood, such as Icelandic cod, which will be delicious pan-seared with lemon, garlic, and breadcrumbs. For dessert, enjoy ice cream topped with lingonberries, sweet and tart fruits that grow well in the arctic climates.
Where can I buy Icelandic food?
At Supermarket Italy, we offer products not just from Bell’Italia, but all over the world, including Iceland. At our online grocery you will find Icelandic cod from Mmmediterranean, shipped overnight straight from the sea, as well as other favorites like canned fish, lingonberry jams, and goat cheese.