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Icelandic Hakarl: Fermented Shark Delight



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 30 mins (30m prep + 0m cook)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

Iceland shark recipe

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.Thoroughly rinse the fermented shark meat under cold water to remove excess ammonia.
  2. 2.Cut the shark meat into small cubes and serve it on a platter.
  3. 3.Pour Brennivín into shot glasses and serve alongside the shark meat.
  4. 4.Take a small piece of shark meat, dip it into the Brennivín, and chew it thoroughly.
  5. 5.Enjoy the unique flavor and embrace the culinary adventure!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightBe prepared for the strong smell of the fermented shark meat. It's definitely an acquired aroma.
  • chevron_rightTake small bites and savor the flavor. The taste may surprise you!
  • chevron_rightPair Icelandic Hakarl with traditional Icelandic rye bread for a more authentic experience.
  • chevron_rightDon't forget to have some Brennivín on hand to cleanse your palate.