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 (lo͞o′tə-fĭsk′) also lut·fisk (lo͞ot′fĭsk′)
A traditional Scandinavian dish made from stockfish that has been soaked in a lye solution for several days before cooking, becoming soft and gelatinous.

[Norwegian : lut, lye (from Swedish, from Old Norse laudhr, soap, foam; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots) + fisk, fish (from Old Norse fiskr).]


(Cookery) a traditional Scandinavian fish dish, usually consisting of dried whitefish and lye


(ˈlu təˌfɪsk)

dried cod tenderized by soaking in lye, which is rinsed out before cooking.
[1920–25; < Norwegian, =-lut lye + fisk fish]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lutefisk - dried cod soaked in a lye solution before boiling to give it a gelatinous consistency
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
Scandinavia - a group of culturally related countries in northern Europe; Finland and Iceland are sometimes considered Scandinavian
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Norway: The Christmas meal is eaten on Christmas Eve and for coastal regions is traditionally cod, haddock and lutefisk.
There would, of course, be things like the American turkey but we would also have lefse (a traditional soft Norwegian flatbread) and lutefisk.
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Traditions associated with food are key factors in identifying communities and cultures: Lefse is associated with the Swedish culture; Lutefisk is associated with communities of Norwegian descent; and cheese is associated with Wisconsin.