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Quiz about Fish Dishes From Around the World
Quiz about Fish Dishes From Around the World

Fish Dishes From Around the World Quiz


Fish is prepared in many different ways, depending on the country and the culture, would you like to travel with me around the world and give these dishes a try?

A multiple-choice quiz by szabs. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
szabs
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
347,172
Updated
Oct 13 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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879
Last 3 plays: Guest 172 (5/10), Guest 24 (10/10), Guest 73 (7/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. In what country would the "paella" be considered one of its national dishes?
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Question 2 of 10
2. Can you name the West Indian dish, where you marinate fish in lime, hot chilies and a garlic mixture, and then it's made into a broth?
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Question 3 of 10
3. One of the traditional fish dishes in Senegal is fried fish balls, can you identify its proper name?
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Question 4 of 10
4. Can you name the traditional Vietnamese dish consisting of braised caramelized fish and flavoured with nuoc mau, and usually cooked in a clay pot?
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Question 5 of 10
5. Can you identify which South American fish dish originating from the Incas' time, and eaten mainly in Peru, is made of fresh raw fish marinated in lime juice and chilli peppers?
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Question 6 of 10
6. One of Scandinavia's most distinctive way of preparing fish is called "gravlax", what fish is traditionally used for this dish?
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Question 7 of 10
7. Which traditional Icelandic dish is made from putrefied shark?
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Question 8 of 10
8. Can you name the classic Cajun-Creole dish originating from New Orleans?
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Question 9 of 10
9. Apart from fish, what gives the traditional Hungarian "halászlé soup" its distinctive flavor?
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Question 10 of 10
10. One of Chile's favourite fish dishes is "caldillo de congrío", can you identify what type of fish it's made from?

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In what country would the "paella" be considered one of its national dishes?

Answer: Spain

This traditional Spanish dish originates from the Valencian area of Spain. It's customary to make it with a special type of rice known as bomba rice, which, when cooked, is firm in the middle and softer on the outside, absorbing three times its volume of water.

This is important in a paella, as all the good flavours of the different ingredients in the liquid stock are absorbed into the rice, hence giving the paella its typical flavor. There are three types of paella, seafood only, meat only, or mixed, which is a mixture of seafood and meat. Traditionally they have pieces of fish as well as mussels, langoustines and small clams.

The dish gets its name from the pan it is cooked in, known as a paellera.
2. Can you name the West Indian dish, where you marinate fish in lime, hot chilies and a garlic mixture, and then it's made into a broth?

Answer: Blaff

This is a customary dish in Martinique, although it is made on other islands as well. The mixture of French, African and Indian influences, gives this fish dish an exotic and spicy taste. There are two theories as why this dish is called "Blaff", one being the sound the fish does when it's thrown into the boiling hot water, and the other is a mispronounced broth.
3. One of the traditional fish dishes in Senegal is fried fish balls, can you identify its proper name?

Answer: Boulettes de Poisson

Boulettes are usually made from any type of white fish, onion, parsley and peppers, minced up and rolled into balls, then deep fried, and served with a spicy tomato sauce.
4. Can you name the traditional Vietnamese dish consisting of braised caramelized fish and flavoured with nuoc mau, and usually cooked in a clay pot?

Answer: Ca Kho To

Catfish is the most commonly used fish as it is the most abundant in the area, and has a high fat content which is good for braising, but any other white fish can be used. The caramelized marinade is made of a coconut caramel syrup known as nuoc mau, making it a sweet and savoury dish, eaten regularly at Vietnamese homes.
5. Can you identify which South American fish dish originating from the Incas' time, and eaten mainly in Peru, is made of fresh raw fish marinated in lime juice and chilli peppers?

Answer: Ceviche

Although ceviche is eaten mainly in Peru, it is prepared with different twists in most coastal South American countries. There are special restaurants known as cevicherías serving this dish in many distinct ways. Ceviche is always prepared with very fresh raw fish, which is left to marinade in the lime juice for no longer than 3 hours. The acid in the lime juice actually cooks the fish, if left longer in the marinade it gets overcooked and becomes quite hard.
6. One of Scandinavia's most distinctive way of preparing fish is called "gravlax", what fish is traditionally used for this dish?

Answer: Salmon

This traditional Scandinavian dish has been prepared since the middle ages, using raw salmon, it's cured with a mixture of sugar, salt and dill. The fish is fileted in two halves and this mixture is put on the filets and left to cure for a few days. The name originates from when the fishermen used to salt the fish and bury it in the sand just above the high tide level. The word grav actually means to bury and lax means salmon. It is normally served as an appetizer.
7. Which traditional Icelandic dish is made from putrefied shark?

Answer: Hakarl

A true Icelandic delicacy, this dish uses Greenland or basking shark, which is first fermented by burying the fish in the sand and left there for 6-12 weeks. After that, it is hung out to dry for 4-5 months. Its true name "kćstur hákarl" actually means fermented shark. It has a very strong and pungent smell of ammonia, it is truly an acquired taste.
8. Can you name the classic Cajun-Creole dish originating from New Orleans?

Answer: Jambalaya

This dish is basically a Louisiana creole rice dish with plenty of shrimp, crawfishes and oysters, although meat can also be added. Originating from the rural swamp areas of Louisiana, this dish has a strong French influence with the added spices of the Caribbean. The town of Gonzales, Louisiana, is the Jambalaya capital of the world, holding an annual "Jambalaya Festival".
9. Apart from fish, what gives the traditional Hungarian "halászlé soup" its distinctive flavor?

Answer: Spicy hot paprika

Halászlé, also known as "fisherman's soup", is always made from river fish. It usually is made with carp, but perch, pike and catfish are also used, as these are common in the Danube and Tisza rivers. Depending on the area of Hungary that the dish is prepared in, the soup might contain only one fish, in other areas it's a mixture of all four. The soup is deep red in color and it is seasoned with generous amounts of hot paprika, making it a very hot and spicy soup. Traditionally it is cooked in a cauldron hung on a tripod over an open fire.
10. One of Chile's favourite fish dishes is "caldillo de congrío", can you identify what type of fish it's made from?

Answer: Eel

This easy to make fisherman's stew is made with red conger eel, a specific species of conger only found in the Chilean Sea. The Chilean author Pablo Neruda wrote a poem honoring this dish "Ode to Conger Chowder". (You can read it at http://www.soupsong.com/sconger.html)
Source: Author szabs

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