Saturday, December 03, 2011

Serving Suggestion: Tuesday Fishballs

Kristján Guðmundsson:

Tuesday fishballs are served on their own, with no apertif, hors d'oeuvre or dessert. This has the advantage that no one will light up a cigarette between courses. Soft drinks do not go well with this dish, and the same applies to wine and other alcoholic drinks. The best beverage to accompany the fishballs is water or skimmed milk, although beer is also good. A wedge of tomato can be served on each dish, but more for the eye than the stomach. Neither wedges of lemon nor fresh green salad are normally served with this dish. Tuesday fishballs are eaten with boiled potatoes -- preferably small red ones -- and melted butter. Rye bread and butter can also be served. In wintertime, the fishballs should be eaten at about 7 o'clock in the evening, under bright electric light. Coffee should follow.

As found this afternoon at the Knight Memorial Library booksale.

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