Thursday, October 6, 2011

Recipe 25/50 : Norway : Farikal

Farikal is Norway's National dish. A mix of lamb and cabbage makes this simple dish a favorite Autumn treat. Its served with flat bread and cold beer on the side. Norwegians expect this dish to get ugly; infact if it looks pretty you haven't done it right. 
On the last Saturday of spetember every year Norway celebrates their national dish. I know I'm late in cooking and positing this. So let's  celebrate it today. 

1 pound lamb chunks on the bone
1/4 medium cabbage
2 cloves of garlic
1 onion
2 medium carrots
2 medium potatoes
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
2 dollops of butter
1. Chop the onions, carrots and cabbage into bite size pieces.  Chop the potatoes into large pieces. Grate or mince the garlic.
2. In a large pot fry the onions and 1 dollop of butter.  When the onions become see through add in the garlic and lamb chunks.  
3. Sear the lamb on the outside.  Add in the peppercorns and rosemary and stir.  Add in the carrots, cabbage and potatoes and stir. 
4. Fill the pot with enough water to cover 2/3 of the ingredients.  Add in 1 dollop of butter and stir.  
5. Bring to boil and then simmer for two hours with a lid on.  Stir occasionally.  Serve warm!!!


  1. lovely flavourful one..
    Hey,I have an award waiting for you at my space..please collect it dear:-)

  2. Lamb and cabbage.. the combo s very unique... sure must have tasted heavenly..:)