Thursday, October 1, 2009

Kitchen Alchemy 101-Grilled Salmon

There is a myth that Vikings ate only raw meat and drank mead. Well, the myth is partly true. Vikings did drink mead.
The Vikings traded extensively and were exposed to many varied diets and ingredients. But, a common staple in Viking diets was fish, elk, reindeer, wild game, boar and root vegetables.
Enjoy this dish.

Grilled Salmon Steaks- Serves 4

From Viking Cookbook

Egmont Boker Fredhoi AS-SFG N-0055 Oslo

4 Fresh Salmon Steaks (about 2 cm thick)

1-2 tablespoon butter

1 teaspoon sea salt

Game Butter

50 g (roughly 1/2 cup) butter

6 crushed juniper berries

50 mi (roughly ¼1/4 cup) chopped chives

Pat the fish slices dry. Mix the ingredients for the game butter and put to chill. Grill the salmon for 3-4 minutes on each side, then salt. Serve with the game butter, grilled leeks and lightly boiled vegetables.

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