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Norway Cod Lutefisk ~ 1.4kg
The product weight is approx 1.5kg±
Lutefisk (pronounced LEWD-uh-fisk) is dried cod that has been soaked in a lye solution for several days to rehydrate it.
It is rinsed with cold water to remove the lye, then boiled or baked, and then served with butter, salt, and pepper.
The finished lutefisk usually is the consistency of Jello.
It is also called lyefish, and in the United States, Norwegian-Americans traditionally serve it for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
In many Norwegian homes, lutefisk takes the place of the Christmas turkey.
It is a food that you either love or hate, and, as some people say, “Once a year is probably enough!”
The history of lutefisk dates back to the Vikings.
On one occasion, according to one legend, plundering Vikings burned down a fishing village, including the wooden racks with drying cod.
The returning villagers poured water on the racks to put out the fire. Ashes covered the dried fish, and then it rained.
The fish buried in the ashes in the ashes thus became soaked in a lye slush.
Later the villagers were surprised to see that the dried fish had changed to what looked like fresh fish.
They rinsed the fish in water to remove the lye and make it edible, and then boiled it.
The story is that one particularly brave villager tasted the fish and declared it “not bad.”
Today the fish is celebrated in ethnic and religious celebrations and is linked with hardship and courage.
- Frozen Product
- Boneless and Skin On
- Weight indicated is the minimum what you will receive
How To Defrost Frozen Norway Lutefisk
To safely thaw frozen fish, place the fish in the refrigerator overnight so it can thaw out gradually.
This is the best way to preserve the fish’s flavor and texture.
Lutefisk does not need any additional water for the cooking.
Place the well rinsed cod in a frying pan over low heat, (do not use an aluminum pan as the lye in the fish will discolor the pan).
Add salt, cover with a lid, and steam cook approximately 20 to 25 minutes.
Place the well rinsed cod in an ovenproof dish, cover with aluminum foil.
Put in a preheated oven at 375 degrees F. for 25 to 30 minutes.
The fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork.