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Icelandic lamb a hit in Scotland

A team of five young Icelandic chefs won a gold medal in the first round of the cooking tournament ScotHot in Scotland yesterday. The competition ends with an award ceremony tomorrow.

In the first round every team was supposed to cook a three-course lunch for 55 people, as Fréttabladid reports.

The Icelandic chefs made salted fish with lobster to start with, lamb and vegetables for the main course and a rhubarb soufflé with skyr ice cream for dessert, using only Icelandic ingredients.

“It was simply a hit,” said the team’s coach, Hrefna Rósa Jóhannsdóttir Saetran, who works as a chef at the restaurant Sjávarkjallarinn (“The Seafood Cellar”) in Reykjavík.

“We are thrilled, of course. This is the first competition the young chefs have entered. Everyone is high spirited and determined to get the gold tomorrow too,” she said.

The second round of the tournament is a demonstration of how to prepare a duck and use it for soup, a starter and a main course for two.

After the demonstration the winner of the tournament will be announced.

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