Skrie Cod Norwegian Wild Caught
But every winter, something remarkable happens off Norway’s northern reaches that gives its fishing communities – and seafood lovers everywhere – particular cause for celebration.
Driven by instinct, great multitudes of cod return from the depths of the Barents Sea to their original spawning grounds all the way off the coast of northern Norway.
These cod arrive in their prime, groomed to perfection by their epic 1000 km swim through freezing, turbulent waters. This heroic journey gives them incredible flesh that’s unsurpassed in taste and texture, flaking off in sumptuous meaty chunks.
Skrei is thought to be one of Norway's first exports, with its arrival each year enabling Norwegians to live in northern territories when other food sources were scarce. For this reason it's known affectionately as the "Norwegian Miracle". It's also known as the "Valentine's Fish", because it spends its life preparing for its long journey to breeding grounds. But the word 'Skrei' actually comes from the old Norse word for wanderer, which is fitting for a migrating fish.