a Scandinavian dish consisting of dried cod that has been softened by soaking in a lye solution, rinsed, and then boiled
Origin of lutefiskNorwegian from lute, to soak in lye ( from lut, lye) + fisk, fish
A traditional Scandinavian dish made from stockfish that has been soaked in a lye solution for several days before cooking, becoming soft and gelatinous.
Origin of lutefiskNorwegian lut lye ( from Swedish) ( from Old Norse laudhr soap, foam ; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.) fisk fish ( from Old Norse fiskr )