The sauce called for saffron – the most expensive spice around – to colour everything yellow. Expensive spices on the table used to bear testimony the splendour of the home and the wealth of the hosts. So saffron was popular in Lithuania. Today, northern pike in yellow sauce is usually eaten with boiled Italian vegetables.
You will need:
For the pike:
For the sauce:
Note: Northern pike in yellow sauce was once considered a luxury dish. It was traditionally served on a plate with chunks of pike covered in sauce and garnished with slices of fish sausage. Nowadays, it’s more common to serve the pike with boiled Italian vegetables (carrots, parsley root, celery root, leek).
This information was shared by Rimvydas Laužikas.