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What do you think of when going to Greenland? For most of the people it is a humongous place with little people on it that is part of Denmark. But even today the Danish people don’t mention it at all in their news. Its like if they’re not part of them. Denmark must be one of the few countries in the world that ignores their owned land. Yes, both Greenland and Faeroislands do have their own flags like the Sami people does in the northern part of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. But they are part of the kingdom Denmark.

I was interested in getting to know about a Greenland recipe for making a surprising dish for my wife when I stumbled on their traditional dish named Suaasat. See the video above for how to make their traditional dish. This is a national dish of a pristine, beautiful country that all children will enjoy! So I decided to try making it for my family too. I wonder why there is so little mentioning of it, so here is our article about it.

Traditional Suaasat from Greenland Recipe

Suaasat dish is a traditional Greenlandic stew soup. It is often made from seal, or from whale, reindeer, or sea-birds. The soup often includes onions and potatoes and is simply seasoned with salt, black pepper, and bay leaves. The soup is often thickened with rice or by soaking barley in the water overnight so that the starches leach into the water.

We post this Suaasat recipe dish because of a contributor sent this to our e-mail. If you have any Recipes of any local dishes or traditions. Then please contribute with it. It is important for us to spread the Nordic dish traditions. We are located in Oslo, Norway so this dish is for sure very exotic, interesting and gives people lots of energy for sure.

Let’s make the Suaasat now!

This dish is a soup that often includes onions, potatoes and is simply seasoned with salt and pepper or bay leaf. The soup is often thickened with rice or by soaking barley in the water overnight so that the starches leach into the water. So make sure that you do this the day before or you can use a rice cooker but then it is not that fun to make Suaasat.

Here is how to make it,… This is what You need

  • 300g meat,
  • diced, 1 chopped onion,
  • 20g round-grain rice,
  • 80g diced potato,
  • 10g Gellan pr. kg.

Step by Step doing Suaasat

  • 1) Place the meat in a saucepan with onion and plenty of cold water, bring to the boil constantly stirring and removing the scum
  • 2) Simmer for 10 minutes and add the rice and then Boil for five minutes and add the potatoes. Boil until tender
  • 3) Season with salt and plenty of pepper. Sieve the solids from the soup

After this take a breath because now you need to Cool the soup a bit. So wait for 10-15 minutes at least. Once you’re done then:

  • 1) Add Gellan10g/kg, blend together and bring to the boil
  • 2) Quickly spread the jelly out on greased baking sheets. Blend the meat mass and cool

Asparagus crudités can be added to add extra flavour
6 Green asparagus. Break off the ends of the asparagus and peel them. Place in ice water for a few hours.


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Add the Rice to the Suaasat

Once you are done will all of the steps above. Its time to take out the soackedet rice that you have made, and follow these steps:

  • 1) Add 20g wild rice together with 500 ml grapeseed oil into the soup
  • 2) Warm the oil in a saucepan until it is smoking hot! Add the rice and wait 30 seconds until it surfaces
  • 3) Then Immediately pour the oil through a sieve to separate the rice from the oil. Spread the rice out on absorbent paper and sprinkle with salt.

Now, this traditional Greenlandic dish is ready to be served. I hope that you got inspired now to do this and share your experience with others so that this traditional dish lives on for many generations to come. This dish is awesome for days that are cold, which Greenland has most of the year. A fantastic dish for all countries having minus degrees in the winter or just very rainy days. In Norway, this dish also goes well with our traditional bread called Flattbrød. This is a typical Nordic dish with lots of love in it. Suaasat makes you feel ready and perfect, even with lots of snow outside!

Enjoy this tasty dish!


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