Keep calm and don’t judge me too quickly, Santa Claus has still enough reindeers to come for the next 200 years ! In Norway, eating reindeer is something really common and exists for ages ! The reindeers are raised in liberty in the north of Norway (Finmark) and it’s only the Sami people who are allowed to raise them…and that’s perfect, because they used to do it for ages ! The meat has not a strong taste and is really delicious in a stew. If you want to try it, follow the recipe below, easy and tasty !
2 packs of “skavet reinsdyrkjøtt” – small bits of reindeer meat – frozen
2dl of crème fraîche
Mustard / Butter
Rosemary / Juniper berry
Cut the onion and the pepper in small squares. Peal the tomatos after boiling them and cut them in a purée !
Fry the onion and the pepper with butter. In an other frying pan, cook the meat (which has to be de-frozen) on each side, quickly, to not make it becomes hard. (I have tasted the meat like that, and it has not a real particular taste, quite close to the beef)
When all the pieces of meat are ready, add the mix onion/pepper, the tomatos purée, 1 tea spoon mustard, the crème fraîche. If you have some brunost, add 2 slides.
Let it stew for a while, add the rosemary and the juniper berries (5); crushed.
You can serve it with mash potatoes and a good red wine !