At Olsen Fish Company pieces of lutefisk, a traditional Nordic cod preparation, are cut and weighed prior to packaging Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 in Minneapolis. (MPR Photo/Jennifer Simonson)

It seems as though nearly every ethnic group has an exotic fish specialty, and Scandinavian Americans claim two: lutefisk and pickled herring. On assembly lines at the Olsen Fish Company in Minneapolis they cater to both, packing thousands of pounds of preserved fish into jars and boxes every year.

Company president Chris Dorff took some time recently to reflect on how he got into this most Minnesota of businesses, as his workers meet the annual demand for the traditional seasonal Scandinavian delicacy.

via MPR News.


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