How do you eat a whale?
One bite at a time!
With adventure being the first name, I'll try almost anything once, twice if I like it. When I was planning the stop-over in Iceland I came across a Viking themed hotel and restaurant, it looked interesting, ultimately I booked at another hotel a mile or so up the road. One thing that stood out was the very unique restaurant, and a menu with some adventuresome Norse and Icelandic specialties. And there it is number 26 on the menu, "grilled minke whale with creamy blueberry sauce." Tightly controlled commercial fishing of this species is allowed in waters near Greenland.
So how is it? It was sliced thin and grilled. It is a dense dark meat more like beef then anything you think of as fish (after all it is a marine mammal, not a fish.) The texture was beef like, along the line of a flank steak. It was good.
Would I order whale again, yes. I couldn't talk Jay into number 23, oh yes I would, at least once, twice if I like it. I did have number 23 the first time I was in Paris; it grossed out my X to no end.
#21 - ew ew ew!ReplyDelete
I have seen pictures of #21 and advised J not to order it.Delete
the picture is so blurry, it just looks like a blob of gushy stuff! I see no whale steak~ReplyDelete
I've eaten rattlesnake, shark, squirrel, and reindeer........but I don't think I'd venture into the realms of whale with blueberry sauce.ReplyDelete
Or sheep's head.
Yep, not for me. But the last few offerings on the menu look fabulous.ReplyDelete
whale? Aren't we not supposed to eat things like that?ReplyDelete
When in Rome - do as the Roman's do. Legal there, this species might be legal here if it was fished in the right waters.Delete
Can I help it of I don't find baby horse appetizing? The whale was tasty though!ReplyDelete