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Lutefisk Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jackie King
Added: Saturday, January 24, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 lbs. lutefisk
1/2 lb. butter melted (*the recipe calls for 1/2 lb. butter for the whole recipe, but in my family it would've been 1/2 lb. butter per person).

Directions:
Directions:
Rinse fish thoroughly in cold water. Cut in pieces of serving size. Remove scales from any skin which you have not removed. If desired, tie the fish in cheesecloth for cooking since it is very tender and will break apart. Place in cool salted water in four or five quart saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook for approximately 10 minutes or until tender and translucent. Remove gently and serve with generous * see note above... amounts of melted butter.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 servings
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We celebrate March 17th in commemoration of St. Patrick's great and noble deed in driving the Norwegians out of Ireland.
It seems that centuries ago, many Norwegians came to Ireland to escape the bitterness of the Norwegian winter. Ireland was having a famine at the time and food was quite scarce.
St. Patrick, taking matters in his own hands, like most Irishman do, decided the Norwegians had to go. Secretly he organized the IRATRION (Irish Republican Army to Rid Ireland of Norwegians). Irish members of IRATRION sabotaged all power plants in hopes the fish in Norwegians refrigerators would spoil, forcing the Norwegians to a colder climate where their fish would keep.
The fish spoiled all right, but the Norwegians, as everyone knows to this day, thrive on spoiled fish.
Faced with failure, the Irishmen sneaked into the Norwegians fish storage cave in the dead of night and sprinkled the rotten fish with lye, hoping to poison the Norwegian intruders. But as everyone knows this is how lutefisk was introduced to the Norwegians.
Matters became even worse for the Irishmen when the Norwegians started taking over the Irish potato crop and making lefse. Poor St. Pat was at his wits end, and finally on March 17th he blew his top and told all Norwegians to go to HELL, and it worked, all the Norwegians left Ireland and went to Minnesota.

 

 

 

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