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1 Feb ’13

In Iceland they call them hummar, or lobster. Outside Iceland, we would call them langoustines. In any case, the lobster that is eaten in Iceland is not the traditional, big clawed animal we are used to seeing and eating in Europe or US. Here, the hummar are delicate, small crustace with a sweeter, more rich taste and texture.
We tried them at Fjorubordid Restaurant in the fishing village of Stokkseyri, near Selfoss. Simple food, just some garlic butter, potatoes, bread and salad. “Is this traditional food?” we asked Petur, the owner. “No, not really, my ancestors used to throw them away if they caught the hummar by accident. Now it’s a delicacy.”

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