Menu: A Christmas Dinner in Iceland
- Creamy Langoustine Soup (Humarsúpa)
- Christmas Grouse with Berry Sauce (Jólarjúpa með Berjasósu)
- Spiced Cabbage with Blueberries (Kryddað Rauðkál með Bláberjum)
- Caramel-Glazed Potatoes (Brúnaðar Kartöflur)
- Leaf Bread (Laufabrauð)
- Shortbread and Prune Jam Layer Cake (Vínarterta)
- Chocolate-Cornflake Cookies (Marens-Kornflexkökur)
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- Prepare the langoustine soup in advance since it requires a homemade stock; after removing and crushing the heads and shells of the langoustines, chill the tail meat until ready to use. Prepare the stock as instructed and reserve.
- Make the shortbread layer cake dough in advance; chill the dough for at least an hour before baking.
- You can substitute partridge for the grouse, or find wild grouse at exoticmeatmarkets.com »
- Leaf bread, a crisp flatbread decorated with intricate designs, is a holiday tradition in Iceland. Made of a thin, waferlike dough, it’s cut into geometric patterns, then deep-fried and saved to be eaten as an accompaniment to Christmas dinner. See our step-by-step guide to making it »