Slow cooked moose steak or frost lump - "tjälknöl"
Tjälknöl is an ingenious way of cooking a large piece of meat. The method was invented by the Sami people, in northern Sweden, Norway and Finland. The Sami would keep their best pieces of meat by burying them in the snow.
When they wanted to cook their tjälknöl they would dig another hole in the snow, fill it with rocks and then build a charcoal fire on the rocks. They would then wrap the meat, put it on the fire, cover it with earth and cook it very slowly, usually overnight. The final stage was to soak it in a hot marinade and leave it to go completely cold. The meat is then sliced as thinly as possible. The result is an absolutely stunning piece of meat, quite dense, slightly salty and delicately flavoured