[Sca-cooks] 'Tis the season...
selene at earthlink.net
Thu Dec 31 19:04:13 PST 2009
Stefan li Rous wrote:
> <<< Last time I looked, Ikea stores carried it in the freezer
> section. God
> help us all.
> God Yul,
> Selene >>>
> There is an Ikea store in the Austin area. Not close, but reachable.
> It wasn't too far from where I was working last fall. Should've taken
> the time to go in and wander around, I guess.
> Anyone know how the lutefisk they sell compares to the "real thing"?
> Or since it is frozen is it fairly close? The comments on canned
> haggis for instance, seem to universally say it doesn't come close to
> the real thing.
The difference here is that Haggis is a fully composed dish. Lutefisk
is pretty much an ingredient. Nobody in the US is likely to pull a
codfish out of the sea and cure it in lye, whilst a lot of us are
capable of making a credible haggis. USDA does not permit the sale of
the stomach paunch as "organ meat" but that's life. The flavor is not
all that affected by use of a pudding bag or pot. Haggis isn't bad with
copious salt, pepper and onions, the way Eyana used to make it, peace be
Comfort and joy to all,
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