The soup can be clear or enriched with milk or cream. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes before adding fish. Mojakka is a fish soup originating in the region of Kalajoki, Finland and dating back to the days when the fishermen set their nets in the Gulf of Bothnia from sail and oar boats and spent several weeks in late summer away from their homes and villages on the sea and at fishing camps. I even managed to find butter from Finland. I didn’t have very good luck this year but one of my fishing mates, Bryan Frana, donated some pike fillets to me so that I could make something. Trim the tail and fins from the fish and slice into steaks. Fish and meat (usually pork, beef or reindeer) play a prominent role in traditional Finnish dishes in some parts of the country, while the dishes elsewhere have traditionally included various vegetables and mushrooms. 4 T butter. This creamy fish chowder is a common dish in all Scandinavian countries. ( Log Out /  In a large pot over medium high heat, brown the meat on all sides in the butter or margarine. I also love the creamy Finnish version of Ukha, which is called Lohikeitto or Finnish Fish Soup. The principal ingredients are Made with fish it is called kalamojakka(KAH-la-moy-a-kah), with beef it is lihamojakka(LEE-ha-moy-a-kah). For appetizers we had homemade Finnish cheese (which took us the better part of a day to make), pickled herring, smoked lake trout from the UP of Michigan, pickled beets, Finn Crisp and an awesome smoked white fish pate that my friend made for us. I think it was almost everyone’s favorite thing. Known locally as ‘Lohikeitto’, Finnish Salmon Soup is a traditional fish soup from Northern Europe. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. I have developed a small obsession with spearing pike over the last couple of years. The Saturday after Thanksgiving I made a Finnish feast for all of us with a lot of help from my daughter and her boyfriend. In slimmer times when the fishing wasn’t as good they would add potatoes or parsnips to fill out the stew. You definitely do not have to be Finnish to enjoy this soup. Keep the water simmering you will use it to cook the fish. 2 tsp of salt. For dinner we had meatballs (a recipe with ground beef, fresh bead crumbs, heavy cream, allspice, onion and a milk gravy), baked ring bologna (makkara) which is apparently a Finnish staple, potato patties with bacon and onion fried in bacon grease, green beans, sliced tomatoes, limpu bread and Kalamojakka. Reduce heat to low and simmer for one hour. 1-2 tsp of fresh dill weed. Remove the potatoes with a slotted spoon. With just a splash of cream, this soup is light enough for spring, but comforting enough for winter eating. Bring to a simmer and cook until flaky, about 8-10 minutes. We actually made the mojakka the night before and slowly re-heated it for our dinner. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. Finnish Summer Soup is a traditional recipe that you will have no problem making on your own. This was one of my Dad’s favorite meals and one I remember my mummu making very often. 4 cups of water. Even when there are no pike the occasional panfish or large mouth bass will pass into view and get your heart pounding. There is just something very mesmerizing about staring down a 3 foot by 4 foot hole. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. Put the fish in a dutch oven and add the salt, one of the diced onions, dillweed and four cups … Add 4 cups of the water and bring to a boil. Lohikeitto – Finnish Fish Soup In Finnish, “lohi” means salmon and “keitto” means soup. 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