Entry from US English dictionary
A Scandinavian dish prepared by soaking dried cod in lye to tenderize it, then skinning, boning, and boiling the fish to a gelatinous consistency.
- That night I was aboard the Kottur og Stulka preparing lutefisk for 90 burly sailors with fairy tale accents and tattoos of anchors.
- The Norwegian word lutefisk means ‘fish washed in lye’ and refers to an ancient manufacturing process that involved drying fish and soaking it in lye.
- One of the most popular dishes is lutefisk, stockfish softened in a solution of lye.
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