As the days in the northern hemisphere are getting shorter, and winter closes in, we begin to search for foods that keep us warm and help us adjust to the falling temperatures and shorter days. We thought we’d take a look at our Icelandic sea salts and traditional recipes of the land. These are some of our most popular salts, and what better way to try them out than with some traditional Icelandic comfort foods.
Known as “The Land of Fire and Ice”, Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the world’s most active volcanoes. Because it is located just below the Arctic Circle, the summer days have nearly 24 hours of sunlight, yet the winter days are as short as four hours. So while their winters are not very sold, the need for comfort food is as great as ours.
Take a trip to Iceland without leaving your kitchen with these authentic recipes, and Salt Cellar Icelandic Sea Salts. We’ve created an Icelandic trio which includes all three of these favorites in one sweet little package.
Plokkfiskur with Iceland Birch Sea Salt
Plokksikur means “Plucked fish”. This dish is a local favorite in Iceland. We’ve included our Icelandic Birch sea salt. Birchwood is used during the drying process to smoke the salt crystals of this unique Icelandic sea salt. It is faintly woody and clean and is perfect for this traditional dish.Ingredients:
Plokkfiskur is traditionally served with rye bread.Directions:
Rye Bread with Icelandic Volcanic Black Lava Sea Salt
Icelandic Rye bread is usually served with Plokkfiskur. It is traditionally baked in earthen pits in the ground using natural geothermic heat. You can find good rye bread at a local bakery or specialty shop. Spread butter and sprinkle with Salt Cellar Volcanic Black Lava Sea Salt. Activated charcoal from Iceland's volcanic rock makes this salt starkly black and a natural detoxifier. The crisp taste makes it the perfect companion for this truly traditional Icelandic dinner.
Caramelized Potatoes with Icelandic Arctic Thyme Sea Salt
Brúnaðar Kartöflur, or carmelized potatoes are a traditional winter side dish in Iceland. We’ve paired it with our Icelandic Arctic Thyme Sea Salt which is combined with thyme grown on Iceland's mineral-rich gravel soils. It is flavorful and colorful, and perfect for this simple potato dish.Ingredients: