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The Official Lutefisk Page

Mean Distance

After an exhaustive survey, we've determined that the global position farthest from any lutefisk lies about 1800 nautical miles southwest of Cape Horn. Despite the absence of nearby land, many people go there. There can only be one reason.
Lutefisk (pron. 'lutefisk') is a Scandinavian delicacy, enjoyed in Sweden, Norway and other Baltic and North Sea countries, where it's also called 'lutefisk' -- among other things.

Alternate Preparation Method

In the northwestern United States, lutefisk has risen to a standard of culinary preference matched only by Christmas fruitcake. The following seems to be the most common approach.
  1. Place your lutefisk on the kitchen counter for approximately fifteen minutes.
  2. Season and cook your lutefisk according to any recipe of your choice.
  3. Wrap your lutefisk in ordinary newspaper.
  4. Throw it out!

Really Good Recipes for Lutefisk

I've scoured the globe seeking recipes for good lutefisk. Those I've found appear below. Survivors: To add your recipe for lutefisk, send it here.

Note: This section was formerly titled Recipes for Really Good Lutefisk, but readers wrote in to say that was an oxymoron, so we changed the word order.

Update, February 2004. Still waiting. We've decided to accept Really OK Recipes...


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