Curried fish, 2 varieties
As I mentioned earlier, Icelanders embraced curry powder as an exotic new cooking ingredient when it arrived in the country and there are numerous recipes for food that call for curry powder.
Here are two that I like:
400 g fish fillets (tradition calls for cod or haddock, but any lean white fish can be used)
1/2-1 apple OR 1 medium onion
25 g butter or margarine (or equivalent in the frying oil of your choice)
1/2 tsp mild curry powder
1/2 tsp salt
Remove the skin and bones from the fish fillets if necessary (or just buy them boned and skinned to save you the work). Cut into 4 even pieces.
Peel and grate the apple, if using. If you are making the onion version, peel and finely chop the onion.
Heat the pan and turn the heat down to low. Melt the butter (or heat the oil). Add the apple or onion and fry gently for a minute or so.
Add the curry powder and mix well. Top with the fish pieces and sprinkle the salt over the fish. Close the pan tightly and allow to gently cook over low heat for 10-15 minutes. Serve in the pan.
Sides: Cooked potatoes or rice, and a fresh salad.