is noted for its excellent raw products, particularly fish. You can find smoked
salmon, gravlaks (cured salmon) and trout in most restaurants, but you can also
enjoy freshly caught white fish such as cod, monkfish and halibut. Herring and
shellfish are also very popular – try a bag of shrimps fresh from the
fisherman’s boat and enjoy it with an ice-cold beer on the quayside!
If you like meat dishes, you should not leave Norway without
trying reindeer, moose, red deer or grouse. Enjoy it with a creamy sauce – and
if you treat yourself to a glass of good red wine it should make for a very
fine meal indeed.
Goat’s milk cheese prepared in a special way (brunost) is a
Norwegian specialty. This brown, sweet cheese is not widely known outside of
Norway, but is loved by Norwegians of all ages. Cured or dried meat (spekemat)
in the form of ham and dried sausages is popular summer food in Norway.
Spekemat is usually served with wafer-thin crisp bread (another Norwegian specialty), sour cream and scrambled eggs, and always goes down well with a
good Norwegian beer and a shot or two of aquavit.
In recent years, a number of Norwegian chefs have won top
international awards in highly prestigious culinary competitions. They have
helped to raise the standard of Norwegian restaurants and develop a modern
cuisine based on traditional Norwegian produce.
(Text taken from the http://www.norway.org.uk/)
The official Norwegian site in the UK
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