Sunday, 9 August 2009


"Klippfisk" is the Norwegian word for dried and salted cod. More info. here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dried_and_salted_cod

This photo is taken at the fish marked near the harbor in Stavanger.
The marked is also open on Sundays, when big cruise ships arrive.

What really surprised me was to see the Spanish and Portuguese tourists who were so interested and really enjoyed  this product. It reminded me that we in someways have so much in common as fishing Nations.

6 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

You'd see the same with the Italians, or at least those from cities on the sea. Here it is called 'stoccafisso' and is very popular, if in doubt look in the Italian version of Wikipedia for this word. It doesn't matter the language, you'll see Norway everywhere...

Leif Hagen said...

Like Lutefisk....it's eaten among the Norwegian Americans here in Minnesota!

John said...

Managed to spend 10 years in Denmark resisting Klippfisk, but I love sild.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I hope they are all eaten before they thaw out.

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Jacob said...

Being of Scandihoovian descent myselfs, I decided at a young age that Swedes and other weirdos were absolutely insane!

Every Xmas they cooked this absolutely revolting stuff that stunk up the neighborhood and made me to wish I'd been born Italian!

Lutefisk. Rotten cod. Even the cod god said my god!

Snapshutter said...

Have to admit I've never even sampled the like of Lutefisk. Rollmops is about the limit of what I'll go for. How does Klippfisk taste?