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Type Soup
Place of origin Greenland
Main ingredients Meat (seal, or from whale, reindeer, or sea-birds), onions, potatoes
Cookbook:Suaasat  Suaasat

Suaasat is a traditional Greenlandic soup. It is often made from seal, or from whale, reindeer, or sea-birds, however if these can't be found then beef or lamb may be substituted. It is traditionally served at Christmas, though it can be eaten at any time of year.[1]

The soup often includes onions and potatoes and is simply seasoned with salt and pepper or bay leaf. The soup is often thickened with rice or by soaking barley in the water overnight so that the starches leach into the water.[2]


  1. ^ "Suaasat Recipe". Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "National Dishes Across The World, Gabon - Jordan". Travel Junction. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 


  • Harlan Walker. Disappearing foods: studies in foods and dishes at risk : proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 1994. Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food Series. Prospect, 1995. ISBN 0-907325-62-9, ISBN 978-0-907325-62-8 . Pg 89