Want to make a classic Plokkfiskur recipe at home? Here’s my favorite version of the traditional fish stew from Iceland.
This particular recipe for Plokkfiskur will yield a serving of 4 portions and can be made either on the stovetop or in an oven.
- 800-gram cod or haddock fillet
- 600-gram potatoes
- ½ onion, chopped or sliced
- 50-gram butter
- 3 dl milk
- 1 fish stock cube
- 1 tablespoon wheat flour
- 2 bay leaves
- Boil the potatoes
- Chop the onions, preferably fine chopped
- Cut the fish fillet into smaller pieces and place it in a saucepan along with the onions and bay leaves. Add some water to the saucepan.
- Allow it to cook and put it aside when the water is boiling
- Add butter, milk, fish stock, and wheat flour into the saucepan
- Put it back on the stovetop and stir until it's mixed nicely
- Add salt and pepper
Additionally, you can add some herbs such as dill, parsley, or chives as well. This can be added during the cooking or afterward as a garnish.
There are various plokkfiskur recipes, and it can be prepared either in the oven or in a pan on a stovetop.
Plokkfiskur is typically served with rye bread on the side. It's optional but makes a nice combination which is even more filling.
More information about Plokkfiskur
Plokkfiskur literally means “plucked fish” and it’s a very traditional dish from the Icelandic cuisine. It’s a comfort food which has been a great way of preserving leftovers in the past.
It has a long tradition in the country, and a lot of Icelandic families have their own Plokkfiskur recipe, even though the basics remain the same. The main ingredients are fish, either cod or haddock fillets, potatoes, onions, and a bechamel sauce.
It can be served in casserole-style made in the oven, but it’s more commonly cooked on a stovetop. Plokkfiskur is a dish that is simple to make without too many ingredients, so it’s a classic for families.
The dish is also served in some restaurants, so if you’re visiting Iceland, just ask around for a local restaurant serving up some traditional Plokkfiskur for lunch or dinner.
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