Grilled Mink Whale

If you have not tried mink whale, then you have a reason to do it now. This course is very simple and superbly tasty. Mink whale is similar to beef but has more of an ocean like taste to it and if handled correctly it is extremely tender and excellent for grilling. Just be careful not to over cook it as it will lose its tenderness.

Recipe for three to four persons.

  • 600 gr. Mink Whale
  • 2 Beetroots
  • 1 Celery root
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Apple vinegar
  • 1 Lemon
  • Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Teriaki Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sushi vinegar
  • 2 Chilies
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Ginger
  • 6 Scallions
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp Fish sauce
  • Handful Wild Angelica leaves
  • Black Pepper

Put the beetroot and the celery root in the oven for 40-60 minutes and bake them on 160°c / 320°F. Let them cool down and cut into small cubes. Just before serving, flavour it by putting a little oil, sea salt, apple vinegar and lemon juice from a fresh lemon.

For the marinade we start by fine chopping wild Angelica, scallions, ginger, chili and garlic. Then mix teriaki and soy sauce together “fifty/fifty, add a little bit of Fish Sauce, sesame oil and sushi vinegar and mix this all together with the sesame seeds.

Lets start by cutting the meat into smaller pieces, 200 gr. steaks. Then let them sit in olive oil for about 20 minutes to tenderize. Meanwhile start up the barbecue, and bring it to maximum heat, grill the steaks on all sides for about minute on each side. When that´s done we let the mink whale rest for about 10 minutes before cutting it into thin slices, then pour the marinade over the slices and let it sit for few minutes the mink whale is ready to serve. Garnish with celery root and beetroot salad and sprinkle finely chopped Wild Angelica over the meat before serving.

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