Home made Lutefisk recipe from Stockfish and Lutefisk TV dinners!

Take two lbs. of stockfish (dried fish, preferably cod, lincod or saithe caught in early summer) and cut each fish in three pieces. Place the pieces in a wooden tub and soak them for a week in water (which should be changed daily). Remove the pieces, clean the tub, and cover the bottom with 1/4 lb. of slaked lime. Prepare a lye from 1/3 lb. of washing-soda (WARNING do not utilize caustic soda or natriumhydroxide) (2 lbs. ofbirch ashes will also do) add enough water to cover the pieces, and pour the lye over the fish pieces. As they swell, add more water to keep them covered. When the pieces are soft enough to allow a finger to penetrate easily (after about a week), remove and rinse them, clean the tub, replace the pieces and soak them in clear water for another two weeks. During the first week the water should be replaced daily. Cook in boiling salted water at simmering temperature for about 20 minutes. Drain well and serve with a white sauce with freshly ground pepper and sea salt. Allow 1/3 lb per serving.

Shown to the upper right  is a 2.5lb package of Poulsbo Lutefisk mmmmm, so tasty!  You could opt for the Lutefisk TV Dinner shown below.  What a great gift for Mom!


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