A Fishy Tradition | VideoAmy Fox | 9/28/2012
"It`s been a traditional Norwegian fish that they have,” said Bethany Lutheran Church volunteer Larry Waltors. “It`s caught in the ocean. It`s a cod and then it`s prepared. We get it in a fillet that`s maybe about this long. We cut it up into pieces that are serving size and have prepared it with a steamed kettle that takes about 5 minutes to cook thoroughly."
While the strong odor sends some away, people like Elaine Thompson gave it a try.
"Well, everybody talks about how awful it is,” said Thompson. “And then, they`re surprised at how many hands go up if they`ve tried it and like it. So no, I`m really curious."
After tasting it for herself, Thompson weighs in on lutefisk.
"It`s good. It`s not as fishy as it could be."
But, for lutefisk enthusiast, like Ivan Larson, he’s hooked.
"To me, it`s very good. I`ve eaten it all my life even my kids eat it."
Now, experts say the best way to eat lutefisk is with butter and a little bit of salt and pepper.