What is the traditional Norwegian Christmas dish?
In Norway, two traditional dishes are contenders for the most popular Christmas dinners – “ribbe” (pork rib) and “pinnekjøtt” (lamb or mutton rib). Whilst the former has been the overall prime choice for years, the popularity of pinnekjøtt grows for each passing year.
What is Norwegian stick meat?
Another popular Norwegian recipe at Christmas is ‘stick meat’, a lamb-based dish made from mutton ribs that have been salted and dried. This process results in a salty, almost chewy, and tender piece of meat which many consider a “must” during the holidays.
What is the most popular meat in Norway?
In many ways, traditional food in Norway is different from most of continental Europe. It puts a stronger emphasis on fish and game. Reindeer, moose, deer, and grouse are popular game meats that are just as often served at Norwegian restaurants as they are at home. Lamb also figures prominently in the Norwegian diet.