How do you cook lutefisk?


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To cook prepared lutefisk, tie it in a cheesecloth, and place it in a large enamel pot of boiling water. Let the lutefisk cook for 10 minutes, and then remove it from the cheesecloth and debone it. Place it on a platter, and serve it with a white or mustard sauce.

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How do you cook lutefisk?
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Another way to cook lutefisk is on the stovetop. Place the prepared lutefisk on a pan with low heat. Add salt, cover the pan, and steam the lutefisk for about 20 to 25 minutes. To bake the lutefisk in the oven, place it in an oven-safe dish, and cover it with aluminum foil. Heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. When it is ready, the lutefisk is flaky when touched with a fork.

To make lutefisk, gather a piece of dried lutefisk sliced into 6-inch pieces and 2 tablespoons lye. Begin cooking the lutefisk by soaking it in water for three days, adding the lye after the third day. Let the lutefisk soak in the lye solution for three more days, and then soak for four more days in water, changing the water every day. The purpose of adding the lye is to rehydrate the fish. The lye also gives it a strong taste that many people cannot handle.

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