So Iceland inspired recipe?
You got it.
In the middle of our trip we spent a night in Hvammstangi. In these cottages, if you’re curious. (I know I am always am!)
It was a very quiet, small town. And the most exciting thing around was the horses.
We went out to dinner, and honestly I was not expecting much, but I was wrong. We showed up at this place and it’s really modern and overlooking the ocean. It was completely empty though, so I was thinking, okay sure, this will be interesting. Turns out we are too much on the early bird side and they hadn’t started dinner service yet.
So, we waited and had a drink (after trying to decipher the Icelandic menus we were given). Side note: I don’t know if this happens to all tourists there, but being a blonde and a red head we were spoken to in Icelandic a lot. I was so flattered people might think we were that culturally cool.
I’m so glad we did wait.
For a starter we had smoked salmon on toasts with mustard, dill, and a bed of lightly dress greens underneath. It was the best smoked salmon I have ever had.
My mouth is still watering.
So what else could I do but recreate this for myself at home!
It’s a super simple, 5 ingredients or less, dinner for two in minutes (Or appetizers for few).
Weekday work nights just got way better.
I, for one, could always use something that’s easy, but feels luxurious after work.
- a few slices of french bread
- grainy mustard
- smoked salmon
- Dill, Parsley or other fresh herbs
- Lightly spread butter over both sides of the french bread, then put in a 350 degrees oven until just toast.
- Spread mustard on top, layers with salmon and herbs.