Suaasat – a Greenland dish You should try

Suaasat is is a traditional Greenlandic soup. It is often made from seal, or from whale, reindeer, or sea-birds. We post this 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.

Let’s make the Suaasat now!

The soup often includes onions and 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.

Here is how to make it,… So you need

  • 300g meat,
  • diced, 1 chopped onion,
  • 20g round-grain rice,
  • 80g diced potato,
  • 10g Gellan pr. kg.
Place the meat in a saucepan with onion and plenty of cold water, bring to the boil constantly stirring and removing the scum. Simmer for 10 minutes and add the rice. Boil for five minutes and add the potatoes. Boil until tender. Season with salt and plenty of pepper. Sieve the solids from the soup. 
Cool the soup, add Gellan10g/kg, blend together and bring to the boil. Quickly spread the jelly out on greased baking sheets. Blend the meat mass and cool.

Asparagus crudités
6 Green asparagus. Break off the ends of the asparagus and peel them. Place in ice water for a few hours.

Add the Rice to the Suaasat

20g wild rice, 500 ml grapeseed oil.
Warm the oil in a saucepan until it is smoking hot! Add the rice and wait 30 seconds until it surfaces. 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.

Hope that you got inspired now. This dish is awesome for days that are cold. Makes you feel perfect, even with lots of snow outside!


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