Oma's Quick and Easy Whitefish Recipe

➤ by Gerhild Fulson

This easy whitefish recipe is a meal-in-one-pot, a German fish stew, aka Fischeintopf, that's sure to please.

In German, an "Eintopf " means "one pot" and that's what this recipe is. There are so many Eintopf recipes in Germany. And, particularly in northern Germany, fish is such a commonly used ingredient.

This fish stew uses a firm fleshed fish - whiting or cod are ideal, but any other will do as well. 

When you choose your fish fillets, check carefully that they have no bones. If they do, use tweezers to remove them.

You can vary the amount of vegetables according to your likes and what's available or what's in your fridge.

In this dish, the fish is almost 'steamed' on top of a bed of veggies. Wunderbar!

Ready for this fish stew?

Oma's Easy German Fish Stew

This easy whitefish recipe is a meal-in-one-pot, a German fish stew, aka Fischeintopf, that's sure to please.

In German, an "Eintopf " means "one pot" and that's what this recipe is. There are so many Eintopf recipes in Germany. And, particularly in northern Germany, fish is such a commonly used ingredient.

Prep Time

35 minutes

Cook Time

35 minutes

Total Time

70 minutes

Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds white fish fillets
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ pounds bacon, diced
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 leek, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 rib celery, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1½ pounds potatoes, cut into ½-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • salt

Instructions:

  1. Wash and dry fish. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Season with salt. Cover and let marinate for about 30 minutes.
  2. In large pot, fry bacon. Once browned, add onion, leek, carrots, celery, and potatoes. Continue to brown for several minutes.
  3. Add paprika and parsley. Add 1¼ cups water, stir, and bring to boil.
  4. Cut the fish fillets into serving sizes and lay on top of the vegetables in the pot.
  5. Simmer on medium heat for 15 minutes. Cover, lower heat and continue to simmer another 15 minutes, until vegetables are tender and fish flakes. Add extra water if needed.

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