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Where to buy lutefisk or salted cod in Zurich?

Does anyone know where can I buy Dry Salted Cod or Lutefisk in the Zurich area?
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Re: Where to buy lutefisk or salted cod in Zurich?

Big Coops have bacalao, both frozen in packs and "fresh"
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Re: Where to buy lutefisk or salted cod in Zurich?

e.g. the one in Dietlikon (formerly Carrefour)
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Re: Where to buy lutefisk or salted cod in Zurich?

The big CooP in Hinwil has tons of salted codfish, usually Norwegian "Bacalhau", ordered by the proud 3rd biggest immigrant group in Switzerland... They are not very thick or fat though, so they are not the perfect thing for a X-Mas dinner. They are pretty good on a daily menu though.

They also have some frozen fillets.

EDIT: As a clarification: the X-Mas bacalhau should be at least 3 fingers thick in the middle and with a generous fat layer under the skin, which is usually over 8 kilos. This thing is already difficult to find in Portugal, the country that cosumes probably 70% of the fished codfish. In here the codfish is usually around 3kg-5kg. If you have a small group for Christmas dinner, it will be ok, but you might need to water it longer and add a bit more olive oil to make it softer.
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Re: Where to buy lutefisk or salted cod in Zurich?

For Lutefisk, you'll probably have to make your own from salt or (preferably) dried cod, though personally I find it a waste of good dried or salt cod!

"The first treatment is to soak the stockfish in cold water for five to six days (with the water changed daily). The saturated stockfish is then soaked in an unchanged solution of cold water and lye for an additional two days. The fish swells during this soaking, and its protein content decreases by more than 50 percent producing a jelly-like consistency. When this treatment is finished, the fish (saturated with lye) has a pH value of 11–12 and is therefore caustic. To make the fish edible, a final treatment of yet another four to six days of soaking in cold water (also changed daily) is needed. Eventually, the lutefisk is ready to be cooked. "

Yummm!

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