The most unusual fish dishes of the world
Fish is a staple food in countries that are landlocked. And though in the world you cannot find such place where not eating fish, sea countries with a rich culinary history, are the authors of the most unusual fish dishes.
One of the most strange fish is a Swedish surstromming. It is a fermented fish – despite a sharp unpleasant smell and distinctive taste, this dish is considered a delicacy, and the Swedes they even hold a festival of surstromming. It is believed that the dish appeared in the 16th century, when settlements had a shortage of salt and fish as a result of salting started to wander. Then this food was forced, however, many relished, and eventually became a national dish. Eat surstromming along with potatoes, tomatoes, onions, and sandwiches.
Fugu is one of the most famous fish dishes. For its preparation using the poisonous fish of the family Blowfish that contains a deadly poison – tetrodoxin. Special method of cooking can reduce the amount of poison to a safe, but to prepare fugu can only masters who have passed the course and obtained the license. Previously, the chef, prepared incorrectly, this fish, had to eat a poisonous dish itself, or to commit ritual suicide.
Today in Japan learned to grow fugu toxin is a poison is not made the body of the fish, and accumulates due to a specific diet. However, among fans of the exotic and the thrill popularity continues to enjoy a real, poisonous fugu – the more that a small amount of toxins contained in fish, gives a light euphoric effect.
In Northern Russia it is accepted to eat raw fish with spices – a special chic is serving fish in 15 minutes after its capture. Sagudai made from such varieties of fish, like whitefish, broad whitefish or whitefish, or salmon, or white salmon walecka. Butchered and cut into pieces, mixed with vegetable oil, onions, salt, black pepper, vinegar and grated Apple. Sogudi is considered a great snack and in the Northern parts of the country is very popular.
Another dish to try which will dare not everyone. Lutefisk is a dried, and then soaked in alkali cod, which becomes jelly-like consistency. Despite the fact that this dish also contains a small amount of a toxic amino acid, it is very popular among Scandinavians. Lutefisk is traditionally served for Christmas dinner, supplementing it with pea puree, potatoes and bacon.
This dish is also one of the most famous in the world. Greenland shark polar contains in its meat ammonia, and therefore it is allowed to become rotten, to neutralize its toxic impact. Buried in the ground, the shark let go bad, and then it is dried and cleaned from the peel. Hakarl made to drink strong alcohol, and eat it mainly at the annual festival of Vikings Thorrablot.
Blue dumplings with fish (USA)
American restaurant GoldenGatesготовят one of the most expensive dishes in the world – blue dumplings. They include pork, veal, salmon, and also extremely rare and expensive type of fish – fish-torch. It gives the dumplings an unusual blue-green color, and the cost per serving (8 nuggets) is $2400.