Inspired by Frozen

Arendelle Fiskegrateng

Whilst this dish takes a while to make, you have to love the authenticity of a wonderful, old-fashioned Norwegian fish dish!
Servings

Servings:

4
Ready in

Ready In:

1 hour 30 mins
Mealtime

Good For:

Dinner
Arendelle Fiskegrateng

Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy comedy film. Inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, The Snow Queen, it is the 53rd animated feature in the Disney Animated Canon.

The story centres fearless optimist Princess Anna, who embarks on a perilous journey to save her kingdom from a curse conjured by her older sister, Queen Elsa. Along the way, she partners up with a misanthropic mountain man, his trusty reindeer, and an enchanted snowman with dreams of experiencing summer. All the while, Anna’s dashing fiancé, Prince Hans, has his own plans for the queen and her kingdom.

Frozen was followed up with a 2015 theatrical short, Frozen Fever, and a 2017 theatrical feature, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. A stage adaptation made its debut on Broadway in 2018. A feature-length sequel, titled Frozen II, was released on November 22, 2019.

Ingredients

300g Macaroni
2 White Fish Fillets
2 Eggs (separate yolk from whites)
2 tbsp Butter
100g Flour
250ml Milk
2 tsp Salt
Pepper
Ground Nutmeg
100g Breadcrumbs
Salad (to serve)

I’ve decided to go with a Norwegian dish, whilst the movie is set in that region. Arendelle is set as a fishing town with many boats surrounding the area. They would have likely used fish as their main source of food and so a fish gratin would help during the winter months as an easy-to-make dish for the family. Whilst I used cod, any white ocean fish can be used. Translating the name to English would be a Fish Gratin or simply Fish and Macaroni Casserole.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 180ºC. In a saucepan, cook the macaroni until cooked. Drain and set aside. In the same pan gently simmer the fish in lightly salted water for 10 minutes until flaky. Drain and keep fish in the post and break into bite size pieces. Set aside.
Step 2
Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the flour. Whisk until smooth. Pull away from heat then add milk, egg yolks and a sprinkling of nutmeg and pepper. Whist again until smooth then bring to a boil over medium heat until thick. Stir often to keep lumps from forming. Set aside.
Step 3
Whip egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Set aside then grease a baking dish with some butter.
Step 4
Combine the macaroni, fish and sauce together and add to the dish. Very gently fold the egg whites into the mixture until mostly mixed but not entirely. Some bits of egg should show. Top with breadcrumbs and bake for 40 minutes until golden brown. Serve with salad.

Arendelle Fiskegrateng

Whilst this dish takes a while to make, you have to love the authenticity of a wonderful, old-fashioned Norwegian fish dish!
Prep Time 50 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Norwegian
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Ovenproof Dish
  • Saucepan
  • Electric Whisk
  • Whisk

Ingredients
  

  • 300 g Macaroni
  • 2 White Fish Fillets
  • 2 Eggs separate yolk from whites
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 100 g Flour
  • 250 ml Milk
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • Pepper
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • 100 g Breadcrumbs
  • Salad to serve

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC. In a saucepan, cook the macaroni until cooked. Drain and set aside. In the same pan gently simmer the fish in lightly salted water for 10 minutes until flaky. Drain and keep fish in the post and break into bite size pieces. Set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the flour. Whisk until smooth. Pull away from heat then add milk, egg yolks and a sprinkling of nutmeg and pepper. Whist again until smooth then bring to a boil over medium heat until thick. Stir often to keep lumps from forming. Set aside.
  • Whip egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Set aside then grease a baking dish with some butter.
  • Combine the macaroni, fish and sauce together and add to the dish. Very gently fold the egg whites into the mixture until mostly mixed but not entirely. Some bits of egg should show. Top with breadcrumbs and bake for 40 minutes until golden brown. Serve with salad.
Keyword Disney, Frozen

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Inspiration

Recipe idea

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