Icelandic cuisine

At first glance, plokkfiskur doesn’t look very appetizing. And where you learn the name means “mashed fish” it doesn’t gain much appeal. But looks can be deceiving, as this traditional dish is actually quite delicious. In early times, poached haddock (or other white fish) was served with boiled potatoes several times a week and there were usually leftovers. Those leftovers […]

Icelandic Food to Try: Plokkfiskur

Skyr (pronounced skeer) is like an Icelandic cultured yogurt (though technically it’s actually a cheese) but it’s unlike any other yogurt in the world. Made by introducing live active cultures into skim milk and then straining off the whey, the result is a much thicker, creamier, concentrated yogurt. The production of skyr requires up to four times the amount of […]

Icelandic Food to Try: Skyr