World Food Challenge

Day 131: Norway and Fårikål

God kveld, Raffies!

Today we are going to Norway and we are going to enjoy some traditional Fårikål. This is a very popular meat stew all over Norway. Back in the 1970’s, this dish was crowned as the national dish of Norway and it still is really popular all over the country. This stew is incredibly simple, but it’s flavour is fantastic. This dish is said to go back to the Vikings. nowadays it is often accompanied with boiled potatoes and beer. If you want to go all Viking, you can even have some Aquavit with it!

Fårikål even has its own day: the 30th September is the Day of Fårikål. Well, I guess we are a bit early..

For the recipe:

1 kg lamb
1 kg cabbage, the leaves

In a Dutch oven, layer a slice of lamb, cover with cabbage and repeat layering as many times as possible. Cover the ingredients with water and add the peppercorns on top. Add one teaspoon of salt and bring to a boil. Now let it simmer for 2.5 hours. If you want to cheat like I did, you can cook it in a pressure pot (here it will only take 30 minutes).

This is a perfect dish for cold days and to enjoy with your family. God Apetitt og Skål!


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