So we get flavor and rich bouillon. Add potato quarters to a medium pot with 4 cups water and 2 tablespoons kosher salt. 3.1 Hernekeitto ja pannukakku (Pea soup and pancake); 3.2 Lohikeitto (Salmon soup); 3.3 Siskonmakkarakeitto(Sausage Soup); 4 Traditional Finnish main courses. When my mind wonders it often wonders toward food.  While the potatoes and onion are cooking and once the fish has cooled enough to handle, remove the skin and bones and set the fish aside. I wasn’t able to spear a pike this year but the people I was with were able to get a couple really nice pike. When you are ready to serve ladle the soup into a large bowl and top with a pinch of the fresh parsley and dill. Fiskesuppe (Fish Chowder) (From the Sons of Norway web site.) 45 minutes. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. Your fish should only take about 5 minutes to cook throughly. Stew a salmon with a whole cleaned onion in a large pot for approx. I started looking for different ways to cook pike from different cultures around the world. When I … As a non-hunting vegetarian, I was thoroughly impressed by the quality and care you all put into that series. Pour in the onion, leek, garlic, thyme, tarragon and salt, and pepper and sauté until soft. The origin of the word mojakka is a bit of a mystery; in modern Finnish the word for soup is a not-even-close keitto. Add fish stock to pot. Many of the recipes for our Finnish Dinner were adapted from my favorite Finnish Cookbook. Karelian Hot Pot or Karjalan Paisti in Finnish is a traditional meat stew from the region of Karelia (now split between Finland and Russia).  In fact, my Dad would have asked me “what is the green stuff in the mojakka?”. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: You are commenting using your account. For dessert we had rice pudding with blueberry soup and my mummu’s orange cake. The only recipe I kept. ( Log Out /  This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. There is just something very mesmerizing about staring down a 3 foot by 4 foot hole. So don’t be surprised if you start seeing more fish stew recipes in the future. In a large pot over medium high heat, brown the meat on all sides in the butter or margarine. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of cleaned fish (such as trout, pike or perch). I was able to accomplish that this year. Dec 21, 2012 - This soup recipe is a staple in any Finnish household. Ingredient Checklist 3 pounds boneless beef roast 2 sticks butter Sally Fallon Morell – Modern Carnivore Podcast (Ep. Remove the fish to a platter and strain and reserve the stock. 011), Marissa Jensen & Kurt Bond of Pheasants Forever – Outdoor Feast Podcast (Ep:004), Darkhouse Spearfishing Saws That Always Start, A Conversation with Michael Neiduski of Ruffed Grouse Society – OFP (EP:016). It's better to boil it with a head (but without gills!). Add 4 cups of the water and bring to a boil. Being by adding butter and minced garlic to cooking pan on medium/low heat. 2.1 Ruisleipä (Rye bread); 2.2 Riispuuro (Rice porridge); 3 Traditional Finnish soups. That led me to a Finnish fish stew. ( Log Out /  Season one last time to taste. Add potatoes, mix thoroughly. When the fish is ready, get it out on the plate and put vegetables into broth.  I think it was almost everyone’s favorite thing. While the potatoes and onion are cooking and once the fish has cooled enough to handle, remove the skin and bones and set the fish aside. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website.  Followed closely by the orange cake which I blogged recently. Walleye Chowder (Though not called "Kalamojakka", this recipe from well-known Finnish-American chef Beatrice Ojakangas of Duluth, Minnesota, has the right ingredients.) A light and fluffy mustikkapiirakka. Ladle into bowls and enjoy with some good rye bread. I had done some spearing when I was a kid but didn’t have the resources to do it for many years. Bring to the boiling point and simmer (without boiling) until the fish flakes when pierced with a fork but does not fall apart. I have developed a small obsession with spearing pike over the last couple of years. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. He is currently recognized as the Official Patron Saint of Finnish vineyard workers. Add potatoes to the stew pot and simmer for 15 minutes stirring occasionally. Cook for 10 minutes covered on medium heat. Also fresh or frozen peas may be used to make the puree, giving it a … I didn’t have very good luck this year but one of my fishing mates, Bryan Frana, donated some pike fillets to me so that I could make something. 1 lb. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. It …   My Dad and my grandpa were both avid fishermen so we always had fresh lake fish at our house.   Also, when my mummu and my Dad made it, they would never had added the dill. That really gets the heart pounding because at first glimpse you think it might be a pike. 1 Top 20 BEST Traditional Finnish Food You Should Try; 2 Common Finnish breakfast.  Simmer slowly for about 20 minutes making sure not to boil. Table of Contents.  This would be the perfect time to wear your “Winner, Winner Kalamojakka Dinner shirt!!! Yummy, easy, low fat fish stew I found in a Microwave cookbook about 15-18 years ago. On two occasions over the last couple of years I have had large Musky’s come in a check out my decoy. Keep 2 cups of the water you boiled the potatoes and fish in. The time passes so quickly that you don’t feel like you are wasting time. You’ll notice that I added potatoes to my Kalamojakka. One of my goals this season was to get out more and try new lakes. NOTE:  This soup uses no thickening agent like cornstarch or flour so you will find that while the taste resembles chowder it is a lot brothier. Finnish immigrants who settled in this Lake Superior region in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ontario are credited with creating and naming this signature dish. St. Urho - Patron Saint of Grasshoppers - Believe it or not..... there really is a Saint for grasshopper management, and his name is Saint Urho (pronounced ärrrr-hoe, stressing the rolling r). We do this by respecting each person’s background and welcoming them into a community that values conservation, access to public lands, fair chase of fish and game and the enjoyment of real food. It is very easy to develop what I call Pike fever. The star of our dinner was the Kalamojakka. You definitely do not have to be Finnish to enjoy this soup.  It was probably the tastiest bit! I have developed a small obsession with spearing pike over the last couple of years. This recipe makes 4 to 5 flatbreads. Twice this year I had a northern come into the decoy and without thinking I would throw my spear. Mojakka (pronounced MOY-a-kah) is a soup served in Finnish-American households in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Western Ontario.The principal ingredients are beef or fish and potatoes. ( Log Out /  I missed both times and when I think back to what I did or how I missed I have no clue what happened.  Return the stock to the dutch oven, add the diced potatoes and the other diced onion and cook in the stock until the potatoes are tender.