Souvas – a traditional Sami dish is made, as you would expect from reindeer herders, from reindeer meat. The meat is dry-salted and smoked in a traditional peaked hut for eight hours over an open fire and is then quickly fried and served with unleavened bread and lingonberries. Such was the dish we sampled at an eco-tourism site in Sweden. The meat was wonderfully tender when hot, but became a little chewy as it cooled. Wrapped in the unleavened bread and doused with lingonberries it was a great introduction to lapland’s culinary culture. For dessert a wooden pot of cloudberries dressed with cream followed. Traditionally when boiling a kettle, in our case for coffee, the spout must always point away from the door – those evil spirits can’t get in!
Nutti Sámi Siida is the name of the tourist company (not the latest ice-cream flavour!)
The “Sami activity company ” arranges nature and culture experiences.
Nutti Sami Siida
981 91 Jukkasjärvi
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