Traditionally, Norwegian dishes have been based on produce that was readily available in the seas, woods and mountains, with a strong focus on game and fish. Smoked and cured salmon (gravlaks) have become internationally recognised products together with the Atlantic cod variety “skrei”. Creamed seafood soups are common in the coastal areas, and in late summer Norwegians arrange crayfish parties. Game is hunted and seasoned with wild juniper berries. Mutton stewed with cabbage is a popular autumn dish.
Whale meat was once a cheaper substitute for beef and is still appreciated, although price has risen considerably. A wide range of berries and fruit is used in desserts and cakes; lingonberries, raspberries, apples and cloudberries.
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Enjoy a tasty journey along the National Tourist Routes in Norway!
Photo: Taste of National Tourist Routes