The national dish of Denmark is suaasat, a traditional Danish soup. It is often made from seal, or from whale, reindeer, or sea birds. The soup often includes onions and potatoes, and is simply seasoned with salt and pepper, or bay leaf. The soup is often thickened with rice, or by soaking barley in the water overnight so that the starches leach into the water.
Muktuk is another very famous Danish dish. It is most often made from the skin and blubber of the Bowhead Whale, although the beluga and the narwhal are also used. Usually eaten raw, it is occasionally finely diced, breaded, deep fried, and served with soy sauce. It is also sometimes pickled. Muktuk has been found to be a good source of vitamin C, the epidermis containing up to 38 mg per 100 grams.
Blueberries and crowberries (Empetrum nigrum), harvested in the autumn, often garnish cakes and other desserts. Berry compotes accompany meat dishes. Seaweed is stored as a reserve food for winter. During the summer, roseroot (Sedum rosea), fireweed (Epilobium) leaves, and Greenland lousewort (Pedicularis groenlandica) are gathered. Green vegetables are scarce but global climate change has slightly extended the growing season, so Greenlandic farmers are experimenting with new crops, such as broccoli. Rice, potatoes, and onions are common starches in meals.
"Herbs have grown here for a thousand years," and in local Greenlandic culinary traditions. Angelica is a seasoning staple in Greenlandic cuisine. Spices are used sparingly in Greenlandic dishes.
For our Muslim Guest's on this page, do note that Danish Cuisine contains pork in many dishes, BUT if you ask them to advice you which contains pork and which do NOT contain pork, you should be able to enjoy the many dishes which never contained any pork at all.
Or simply ask if the dish containing pork, it can be substituted by Beef, or Chicken?
Also do note, that poultry in Denmark coming from Rose or Danpo Companies are all slaughtered HALAL, which is the 2 commercial poultry companies in Denmark, as a main export destination for their chicken meat, chicken sausages etc. are in the Middle East, and ............ also yes you guessed it, Malaysia....
And Rose & DANPO jointly decided many years ago, to slaughter all Danish poultry Halal, to ensure Muslim Customers anywhere in the world, that they would never have any mix up of inventory that was Halal, and some that was NOT halal, because the standard for slaughtering Poultry in Denmark is Halal 100%. Certification is done by the Muslim Community in Denmark, and verified by inspection teams from Importing Countries, including JAKIM Malaysia.