7 months ago
Friday, August 04, 2006
Icelandic lamb bbq... those folks sure know how to do it right. This was the scene at G's family reunion in Iceland last month. The gathering was held not far from Thingvillir in an old Boy Scout camp. The lamb was the most delicious I think I've ever tasted. All the boys got together and rubbed the meat with some kind of fragrant spice mixture. Then there was the discussion on how high over the coals to start the meat after the skewers went in... And then the choosing of the "turner"... as the meat was hand-turned for the next several hours. It was fabulous, and along with the lamb there was tons of food to go with - shrimp and crab salads, a superb homemade fish soup with mushrooms, fresh cream and cheese, an assortment of freshly baked breads with thick, creamy Icelandic butter, cheeses and oh, not to forget the variety of cakes and desserts! After dinner, the spirits were high - and the wine was flowing freely, and one of the cousins stepped up and sang a beautiful baritone song. Song sheets were passed out, and we all joined in singing songs about an Icelandic Cowboy, as well as many of which I had no clue. It was a lovely reunion with lots of fun had by all.