Muikku at Midsummer

Muikku is a small white fish found in Finland and the Baltic Sea area.  It is loved by the Finns.  You see them being cooked at the open market in Helsinki and pretty much at any festival in Finland.  The markets have these large frying vats where they are fried up and Finns wait anxiously for their basket of muikku.

In the video you will see the large vat frying up the muikku.  You eat the entire fish, bones and all.  We learned later that you don’t eat the tail.  Mainly because the tails are very boney.  We survived!

Something learned about these little fish:  Sano muikku translates to “say cheese”  It is the expression used here to get someone to smile when taking his or her photo.

Enjoy the video!

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