*Note: Each day of the group stage of the World Cup 2018 I will be making a meal from one of the countries playing that day. Day 9 saw a lifeline thrown to Argentina with Nigeria’s 2-0 win against Iceland. Switzerland also had a dramatic stoppage time goal to win their game verses Serbia.
Plokkfiskur or “Icelandic Fish Stew” is one of the oldest and most traditional Icelandic dishes. It is a cream based soup with a combination of fish, potatoes, and other vegetables.
Cod or Haddock
Well first I was pumped that I was able to get cod actually from Iceland!
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in heavy bottom bowl. Chop onions, celery, carrots, and garlic and add to melted butter. Sweat onions until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of white wine and simmer until reduced by half, about 5 minutes.
Add 1 liter of chicken stock and chopped potatoes. Cook simmering for 20 minutes until potatoes are soft.
Then, cube the cod into 1 inch pieces. Chop 1 medium sized tomato. Add them to the pot and simmer for another 5 minutes. Then add 2 cups of cream and turn heat off. Add parsley to garnish. Serve with bread.