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Ethnic Cooking - Finland

Greetings from Finland

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One of my favourites is a soup from (cold)smoked reindeer. Unfortunately my vocabulary is rather limited with food substances and I know only liters and kg's. So you have to convert the amounts to imperial units yourself and try to understand my explanations

0.5 liters water
100-200 grams of (cold)smoked reindeer
3 tbsp meat or vegetable fond
1-2 small onions
3 tbsp flour
black pepper
100 - 150 ml cream

Chop the onion in small pieces and let them soften in butter on a low heat until the onions are tender.
Add flour and let it absorb in butter
Add water and let it boil. Turn down the heat
Add fond and smoked reindeer in very small pieces
Cook about ten minutes
Add cream, salt and black pepper.
Add herbs. Unfortunately I do not know the names of the herbs in English, so you have to use your imagination
Enjoy your soup

You can replace cream and flour with some tasty soft cheese. I would use "Koskenlaskija" which is Finnish processed cheese made of emmenthal. It is tasty and melts easily in a soup. You could also add chopped mushrooms in the soup if you wish.

Dec 28, 2006
ppertti in Home Cooking