Monday, October 6, 2008

Moose, Reindeer, Steinbit

When we were in Norway recently, I was very tempted by the possibility of eating some of the various moose and reindeer options. Maggie, on the other hand, was not keen on the idea at all. I think moose and reindeer sound too cuddly to be food. Instead, in our quest to have authentic uniquely Norwegian food, we opted to have steinbit fish cakes for dinner, which Maggie showed in the previous post. John Arthur didn't know the word for steinbit in English, but described it as a local specialty and a very, very ugly fish. After some discussion, we decided it was probably some kind of catfish. We were wrong.

Steinbit is a type of wolffish, and John Arthur was right: wolffish are monstruously ugly. Alien erupting from abdomen ugly. So I find myself wondering, which would you rather eat, A, B, or C?

A.

B.

or C?

Let's try this again:
A.

B.

or C?

There are loads of other even more disturbing steinbit pictures on the internet if you care to look. Luckily, looks and taste aren't related, and steinbit was a very tasty fish with a creamy flavor almost like monkfish. Next time I'm eating something cuddly.

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