Iceland is a spectacular country that is really worth a visit. Whether it is for its spectacular landscape, its many tourist sites to visit or the many good dishes that can be found there, a trip to Iceland is really worth it. In this article, we will introduce you to two culinary specialties of the country.
<h2> Icelandic yogurt: Skyr </h2>
Skyr is an Icelandic dairy specialty. It is of the same family as yogurt, but its flavor is milder and it is very tender. That's why technically it is considered a cheese. It has been part of Icelandic culinary life for over a thousand years. A real delicacy.
It is often eaten with milk and fruits or berries by Icelanders. The skyr is also used in smoothies, ice cream and in the "skyrkaka". Skyrkaka" is a lighter and popular alternative to cheesecake
<h3> Slow roasted lamb </h3>
Another dish you will enjoy in Iceland. In fact, Icelandic sheep are not fed grain or growth hormones. They roam freely in the wild and usually feed on grass, sedges, champion moss and berries. Their diet is natural and the taste of Icelandic lamb is therefore more authentic. It is therefore a culinary ingredient of choice in Icelandic cuisine and is often on the menu when it comes to holiday dinners.
To make a good roast lamb nowadays, it is very easy. Simply place fresh herbs and seasonings (marjoram, oregano, basil, sage, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper) on a 2.2 - 2.5 kg leg of lamb and place it in an oven that has been heated to 200°C. Come back after 30 to 40 minutes and lower the oven temperature to 180° and let it cook for about 60 to 70 minutes. It is still important not to go too far from the oven and to check the meat from time to time.
These are two of Iceland's culinary specialties that you should definitely try. There are also several others that you can try if you visit.