Swedish Lutefisk

READY IN: 480hrs 10mins
Recipe by Bergy

This is a traditional Swedish dish (also served in Norway but the Danes have more sense). It is a dish that you acquire a taste for (like Haggis). When you do acquire a taste you love it so I'm told. I have not cooked this recipe but it comes from a traditional source. This is not a joke this is an authentic recipe!

Top Review by Richard Schwehr

I was raised with having Lute Fish every Christmas. My Grandmother is Swedish so thatis how I was introduced to the fish. As a young child my Grandpa would trick us into eating the fish by mashing it into our mashed potatoes! Then I decided I would just eat it on my own. I like it with white sause and with boild Swedish potatoes covered in real butter. Most Christmass I get two or three feeds of Lute Fish, ist great!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 piece dried lutefisk, sawed into 6 inch lengths
  • 2 tablespoons lye


  1. Soak the fish in clear water for 3 days.
  2. Add 2 tbsp lye into a gallon of water.
  3. Soak for 3 days in this solution.
  4. Then soak for 4 days in clear water, changing the water every day.
  5. To cook the lute fish--------.
  6. Tie the fish loosely in a square of cheese cloth.
  7. Drop in a large enamel pot of boiling water.
  8. Cook 10 minutes or until well done.
  9. Remove cheese cloth put on a platter and debone.
  10. Serve with a white sauce or a mustard sauce.

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