How to “gourmetten”, Dutch style (Or: New Year’s Eve 2015)

A lot of Dutch have a New Year’s Eve tradition of dusting off their gourmetten sets to grill up mini meats, fish and vegetables, similar to the New Year’s tradition of consuming oliebollen.  I’ve written about it a few times, but here’s a look at how it went this year.

First we start with a clean set. This set in particular is good for 3-4 people and has 8 pans underneath for extra grilling potential:

Dutch gourmet set

Here is a look at the underside so you can see the pans:

Dutch gourmet set with 8 single serve pans underneath

And a look at the meat we grilled up:

Meat tray for Dutch gourmetten

Dutch supermarkets sell a lot of gourmet mini sets with items that are pre-cut and otherwise packaged in small containers (meats, sauces, peppers, onions and similar). They are frequently sold as “buy 2, get 1 free”.

The gourmet set in action:

Gourmet set pans underneath

And the most awesome thing ever? Grilled pineapple at the bottom (which I have never had until Marco and I went to Rodizio).

Cooking meats on a Dutch gourmet set

And also underneath – shoarma and mushrooms. Yum. Not shown – bread with a choice of garlic butter, aioli and sweet paprika sauce.

Until next year!

Categories: Culture, Food, Holidays | Tags: , | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “How to “gourmetten”, Dutch style (Or: New Year’s Eve 2015)

  1. rowenjah

    Leuk artikel over gourmetten haha echt hollands. Check out our blog for hotspots in NL

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