Sons of Norway, Nortun Lodge Hosting Their Annual Lutefisk Dinner This Weekend
It's that time of the year. First Lutheran Church in Duluth recently held his popular annual lutefisk dinner, and now there's another opportunity to eat the legendary dish.
This Sunday, December 14, at 5:30pm, Sons of Norway, Nortun Lodge is hosting its legendary Lutefisk Dinner for $20 per ticket. But just what is lutefisk?
According to their press release, whether you call it Lutefisk (in Norwegian and Icelandic); Ludefisk (in Danish); Lutfisk (in Swedish), or Lipeäkala (in Finnish) – it all boils down to fish soaked in lye. Yes, lye, the industrial chemical for unclogging drains – a highly dangerous substance – is used to prepare a Christmas delicacy savored by all Viking descendants. In the Midwest, home place of so many Nordic Immigrants, the lutefisk dinner represents an important tradition that connects people to their culture and heritage.
If you don’t like lutefisk, there will be fresh cod, another Nordic Christmas staple. For non-fish eaters, of course there will be Swedish meatballs with fresh, stirred lingonberries.
The dinner is held at The Nordic Center, on Lake Avenue in Duluth. E mail Kathy@nordiccenterduluth.org to reserve your tickets.