Boiled Cod With Lye Solution

Welcome, food enthusiasts! Today, I’m sharing a traditional and delectable recipe from the Nordic region: Boiled Cod with Lye Solution. This dish combines the delicate flavors of cod with the unique texture of lutefisk, creating a culinary experience you won’t forget.

With its easy-to-follow instructions and five generous servings, this recipe is perfect for sharing with family and friends.

Let’s dive into the kitchen and explore the flavors of the North!

Ready Time

25 mins


5 servings


  • 1 quart water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2/5 pound dried lutefisk


To begin, bring 1 quart of water and 1 tablespoon of salt to a rolling boil in a large pot.

Carefully add the 2/5 pound of dried lutefisk to the boiling water.

Return the water to a boil, then remove the pot from the heat, cover it, and let the lutefisk soak for 8 minutes.

After 8 minutes, use an instant-read thermometer to check the internal temperature of the lutefisk.

It should have reached 140 degrees F (60 degrees C).

If it has not, return the pot to the heat and continue to boil the lutefisk until it reaches the desired temperature.

Once the lutefisk has reached the correct temperature, carefully remove it from the water using a scoop strainer or skimmer spoon.

Place the lutefisk on a serving platter and cover it with 1 tablespoon of melted butter.

Serve immediately to ensure the lutefisk is at its best flavor and texture.

This recipe yields 5 servings, making it perfect for a small gathering or family meal.

Nutrional Value

Calories: 42 Fat: 3g (5%) Saturated Fat: 1.5g (8%) Cholesterol: 4mg (1%) Sodium: 127mg (5%) Total Carbohydrates: 1g (0%) Dietary Fiber: 0g (0%) Total Sugar: 0g Protein: 7g

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