For dinner we had meatballs (a recipe with ground beef, fresh bead crumbs, heavy cream, allspice, onion and a milk gravy), baked ring bologna (makkara) which is apparently a Finnish staple, potato patties with bacon and onion fried in bacon grease, green beans, sliced tomatoes, limpu bread and Kalamojakka. Many Finnish traditional dishes are prepared by stewing them for a long time in an oven. 4.1 Lihapullat muusilla ja … 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. It's better to boil it with a head (but without gills!).  In fact, my Dad would have asked me “what is the green stuff in the mojakka?”. That led me to a Finnish fish stew. It’s commonly made with a combination of pork and beef but other proteins, like lamb, can be used. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. Mojakka can range from a thin soup to a thick stew. DIRECTIONS.  However, I think the stock is richer when you’ve cooked the fish with the bones and the skin. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. ( Log Out /  Mix arrowroot powder with a small amount of the juice from stew to make a slurry. Add butter then cook another 10 minutes. In slimmer times when the fishing wasn’t as good they would add potatoes or parsnips to fill out the stew. 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.  Put the fish in a dutch oven and add the salt, one of the diced onions, dillweed and four cups of water. Walleye Chowder (Though not called "Kalamojakka", this recipe from well-known Finnish-American chef Beatrice Ojakangas of Duluth, Minnesota, has the right ingredients.) Strain the broth and add to the pan with the leeks, along with the potatoes, carrots, and half of the … A very delicious Finnish flatbread made with wheat and rye flours. Cook the sausage until browned, about 5 minutes. I started looking for different ways to cook pike from different cultures around the world. Add fish stock to pot. I wanted to tell you – well done!”. Change ). You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. It is very easy to develop what I call Pike fever. 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. I have revised and simplified the directions for cooking the stew since the recipe was first published in 1964. Finnish immigrants who settled in this Lake Superior region in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ontario are credited with creating and naming this signature dish. Cut the pike into even sized pieces and add to potato water with bay leaves.  And, if using the heads while making the broth makes you uncomfortable, by all means toss them. It … Add fish and potatoes back to broth and simmer 5 minutes longer. Cook until potatoes are tender but not falling apart, 8 to 10 minutes. Add 4 cups of the water and bring to a boil. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. As a non-hunting vegetarian, I was thoroughly impressed by the quality and care you all put into that series. Stew a salmon with a whole cleaned onion in a large pot for approx. Once the potatoes are tender add 2 cups of milk and the fish to the potatoes and stock in the dutch oven. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. 1. Also fresh or frozen peas may be used to make the puree, giving it a … 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of cleaned fish (such as trout, pike or perch).  Like most soups, the flavors improved as all of the ingredients came together. The only recipe I kept.  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. Being by adding butter and minced garlic to cooking pan on medium/low heat. 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. Finnish cooks make this with or without milk. These cookies do not store any personal information. Bring to a simmer and cook until flaky, about 8-10 minutes.  Followed closely by the orange cake which I blogged recently. Increase heat to medium-high; season When my mind wonders it often wonders toward food. When you are ready to serve ladle the soup into a large bowl and top with a pinch of the fresh parsley and dill. Remove fish and set aside. Fish and meat (usually pork, beef or reindeer) play a prominent role in traditional Finnish dishes in some parts of the country, while the dishes elsewhere have traditionally included various vegetables and mushrooms. Kalamojakka (Finnish Fish Stew) Jamie Carlson on March 19, 2020. FINNISH SALMON STEW "This Finnish Salmon Stew, keitetty lohi or kalakeitto, simply means fish soup, but it is much richer than that. I had done some spearing when I was a kid but didn’t have the resources to do it for many years.  This would be the perfect time to wear your “Winner, Winner Kalamojakka Dinner shirt!!! Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. The anticipation of seeing a large pike slink into view is enough to keep me there all day. Remove the fish to a platter and strain and reserve the stock.  Trout, coho, walleye, perch. When the fish is ready, get it out on the plate and put vegetables into broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. 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. Even when there are no pike the occasional panfish or large mouth bass will pass into view and get your heart pounding. Winters are freezing cold and long there – the region lies north of the Arctic Circle. 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. Since finding a whole salmon in a fish store is less and less likely these days, Ive adapted this recipe to accommodate two fillets. On two occasions over the last couple of years I have had large Musky’s come in a check out my decoy. Lihamojakka, Finnish Stew with Beef, is a favorite meal at Finnish-American St. Urho Day celebrations. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Submitted by: KSYW67 Introduction Yummy, easy, low fat fish stew I found in a Microwave cookbook about 15-18 years ago. Serve with flatbread (leipa). Kalakeitto (Fish Stew) Serves 6. Finnish cooks make this with or without milk. Stir until well combined. Remove the potatoes with a slotted spoon. We introduce people to hunting, fishing and foraging to promote a deeper understanding of wild places and our connection to them. Currently I have a list of 34 different fish stews. You definitely do not have to be Finnish to enjoy this soup. The star of our dinner was the Kalamojakka. The time passes so quickly that you don’t feel like you are wasting time. I have developed a small obsession with spearing pike over the last couple of years. Fiskesuppe (Fish Chowder) (From the Sons of Norway web site.)  This dinner was the perfect tribute and he would have enjoyed every bite! Add 2 cups of the potato/fish water, plus 2 cups milk and the Pernod. I started thinking about all the other cultures out there that have fish stews. There is one more thing you should know about Lapland. 1 lb. Twice this year I had a northern come into the decoy and without thinking I would throw my spear. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. 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). Add flour and mix to combine, cooking for just a minute. Keep 2 cups of the water you boiled the potatoes and fish in. 45 minutes. Made with fish it is called kalamojakka (KAH-la-moy-a-kah), with beef it is lihamojakka (LEE-ha-moy-a-kah).. Mojakka is not a term known to modern day residents of Finland.  This was one of my Dad’s favorite meals and one I remember my mummu making very often. Traditional Finnish blueberry pie is really more like a cake. Karelian Hot Pot or Karjalan Paisti in Finnish is a traditional meat stew from the region of Karelia (now split between Finland and Russia). 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. Place peppercorns and allspice on a small piece of cheesecloth, and tie into a pouch with kitchen twine. 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). I was able to accomplish that this year. We will start with Kalamojakka a Finnish Fish stew that was made by fisherman with their fresh catch. 1 large northern pike fillet, deboned (any white fish will work), 1 leek, sliced (white and pale green parts only). Cream of rye cereal can be used in place of the rye flour if coarse ground is not available. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. 2.1 Ruisleipä (Rye bread); 2.2 Riispuuro (Rice porridge); 3 Traditional Finnish soups. Serve with fresh herbs and a healthy dollop of aïoli. Add potatoes to the stew pot and simmer for 15 minutes stirring occasionally. When I was reintroduced to it a few years back I went all in. Add potato quarters to a medium pot with 4 cups water and 2 tablespoons kosher salt. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. 3.1 Hernekeitto ja pannukakku (Pea soup and pancake); 3.2 Lohikeitto (Salmon soup); 3.3 Siskonmakkarakeitto(Sausage Soup); 4 Traditional Finnish main courses. Dec 21, 2012 - This soup recipe is a staple in any Finnish household. “I just watched your Awaken the Hunter Within series on YouTube. This Finnish salmon stew is called keitetty lohi or kalakeitto, which simply means fish soup, but it is much richer than that. Add salmon, mushrooms, coconut cream, dill, pepper and bacon to stew pot and stir. There is just something very mesmerizing about staring down a 3 foot by 4 foot hole.  We lost my Dad January 1st of this year. Dipping sauces (Finnish curd cream based) — kermaviilidippikastikkeita Egg and butter spread — munavoi Fish roe sauce (cold) — lämmin mätikastike Table of Contents. Temperatures can reach as low as -40 °C or -40° … ( Log Out /  Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. I had done some spearing when I was a kid but didn’t have the resources to do it for many years. Let simmer for 15 minutes. ( Log Out /  Add potatoes, stock, clam juice, and thyme.  And because nothing ever went to waste, the Kalamojakka was made using all of the fish including the heads. Remove the fish to a platter and strain and reserve the stock. 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. 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. Add butter to original pot and melt over medium heat. The Saturday after Thanksgiving I made a Finnish feast for all of us with a lot of help from my daughter and her boyfriend. Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: You are commenting using your account. And as I was looking for another stew/casserole type dish to try out on the kids, Merimiespata, or Sailor’s Stew, seemed to fit the bill.  It was probably the tastiest bit!  I even managed to find butter from Finland. I have developed a small obsession with spearing pike over the last couple of years. Cook for 10 minutes covered on medium heat. Ideally it is made with a whole, freshly caught salmon weighing about three pounds. Ingredient Checklist 3 pounds boneless beef roast 2 sticks butter One of my goals this season was to get out more and try new lakes. In a large pot over medium high heat, brown the meat on all sides in the butter or margarine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sally Fallon Morell – Modern Carnivore Podcast (Ep. Now I don’t have a cast iron pot or a wood stove so I … But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. Yummy, easy, low fat fish stew I found in a Microwave cookbook about 15-18 years ago. Boil until soft about 7-8 minutes. I purchased a loaf of limpu from the Trenary Home Bakery when I was in the UP several weeks ago and saved it for just this occasional. This recipe makes 4 to 5 flatbreads. Pour in the onion, leek, garlic, thyme, tarragon and salt, and pepper and sauté until soft. Our mission is to awaken the hunter that lives inside you. Add flour and Holy Trinity of diced onions and peppers to pan. You’ll notice that I added potatoes to my Kalamojakka.  Add the butter and garnish with more fresh dill and salt to taste. ( Log Out /  Trim the tail and fins from the fish and slice into steaks. Season with salt and pepper. So don’t be surprised if you start seeing more fish stew recipes in the future. Season one last time to taste. Add spice sachet to pot, tying one end of …  My grandpa would eat the meat from the cheeks. Finnish cuisine is notable for generally combining traditional country fare and haute cuisine with contemporary continental style cooking. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. I missed both times and when I think back to what I did or how I missed I have no clue what happened. When I …   Also, when my mummu and my Dad made it, they would never had added the dill.   For appetizers we had homemade Finnish cheese (which took us the better part of a day to make), pickled herring, smoked lake trout from the UP of Michigan, pickled beets, Finn Crisp and an awesome smoked white fish pate that my friend made for us.  Simmer slowly for about 20 minutes making sure not to boil. Keep the water simmering you will use it to cook the fish. Sprinkle the flour over the sausage and cook, stirring, … Ideally it is made with a whole, freshly caught salmon weighing about three pounds. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large pot or Dutch oven. Add potatoes, mix thoroughly.  We actually made the mojakka the night before and slowly re-heated it for our dinner. Selyanka Salmon Stew (The Russian influence shows in this tomato based stew on "Jerry's Do-It-Again Recipes" site.) Many of the recipes for our Finnish Dinner were adapted from my favorite Finnish Cookbook.  I think it was almost everyone’s favorite thing. Add fish pieces to the soup. Add slurry slowly to stew stirring the whole time. That really gets the heart pounding because at first glimpse you think it might be a pike. A light and fluffy mustikkapiirakka. So we get flavor and rich bouillon. Ladle into bowls and enjoy with some good rye bread. He is currently recognized as the Official Patron Saint of Finnish vineyard workers. A stew of reconstituted dry peas simmered in water or stock until tender and partly mushy, flavoured with salt and butter and served to accompany meat dishes like sausages or pork, or fish dishes like lutefisk. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Bring to the boiling point and simmer (without boiling) until the fish flakes when pierced with a fork but does not fall apart.  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. There was a lot of time staring down the hole in anticipation of a pike and a lot of time to think.   My Dad and my grandpa were both avid fishermen so we always had fresh lake fish at our house. Finnish hot pot is typically seasoned with … 1 Top 20 BEST Traditional Finnish Food You Should Try; 2 Common Finnish breakfast. Your fish should only take about 5 minutes to cook throughly. For dessert we had rice pudding with blueberry soup and my mummu’s orange cake. One of the pike was about 5 feet deep and there was no reason I missed it. In total I was able to get out five times on five different lakes. At this time clean and cut potatoes into small cubes and carrot into slim strips. The Fins used to pride themselves on making it with only what they caught.