Lofoten, Angelica Flavored Vegetarian Porridge from An Early Meal by Serra & Tunberg ©2013 ISBN 978-91-981056-0-5. pg.46


  • 75G salted butter – 1/3 cup
  • 4dl crushed barley – 1.72 cups, 1 ¾ cups
  • 4 dl of soured milk – 1 ¾ cups whey
  • 6 dl of water or stock – 2.85 cups – 2 7/8 cups Pork broth from roast
  • A bunch of ramsons or other leeks – leek
  • Leaves or stalk of angelica (Angelica archangelica) if available, otherwise some other fragrant herb such as lovage or parsley root.


  1. Simmer the leek and angelica in generous amounts of butter (preferable in a soapstone vessel)
  2. Add the crushed barley and stir it into the butter.
  3. Add the whey or soured milk, stir it in and add enough water to cover.
  4. Let is simmer until the barley is soft, stir and add more water when necessary.
  5. Serve as a side dish to smoked fish, or on its own.

Notes – I have a whacking lot of lovage at the moment. I’m thinking to try this, but…. crushed barley? In a mortar and pestle or what?

Anja is working on this one this weekend.


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