Bismarck and fried herring – Bismarck- und Brathering

Deutsch Pickled herring can now be bought in good quality in every supermarket. Now and then I like to pickel it myself. I prefer the harsh red wine vinegar instead of the just acidic commonplace vinegar. 2 servings Ingredients: 250 ml of vinegar 250 ml of water 1 tbsp mustard seeds 5 juniper berries, lightly crushed 2 bay leaves 6 […]

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Squid/octopus armoricaine – Tintenfisch/Krake armorikanisch

Deutsch This is a fork of the classic ‚Homard armoricaine‘, the lobster in Armoricain sauce, but the sauce tastes also with mussels, squid and octopus. It is not quite clear where the name originates. There are theories that that is not actually americaine but armoricaine after Armorica, Breton for land by the sea. Another legend is that a Breton chef […]

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Paella

Deutsch Paella recipes there are certainly as many as there are Valencians. Paella is available only with meat (pork, poultry, rabbit), only with seafood (prawns, clams, cuttlefish, and sometimes fish that is otherwise too small for sale) or just mixed as in my recipe. Presumably, the origin was a poor man’s food as with so many famous recipes in the […]

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Baked Catfish in a spinach bed – Steinbeisser im Spinatbett überbacken

Deutsch This is not a freshwater fish, but a marine fish from the catfish family. It has white firm meat, you can cook, roast and grill it. Here it is covered in the oven with spinach and a royal made of cream and eggs and baked with cheese. For me it is not entirely clear whether the recipe comes from […]

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Pasta with octopus in tomato sauce – Pasta mit Krake in Tomatensauce

Deutsch In our Kaufland (German grocery chain) „Pulpo“/octopus was once again in the advertising. I purchased one of these ideal for our Friday fish. The question now was, how do I cook that? I have an old recipe for squid/octopus in armoricaine/americaine sauce. But since we cooked 80% Italian this week, since we can’t go to Italy after my wife’s […]

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Halaslé – Hungarian fish soup – Ungarische Fischsuppe

Deutsch This soup I ate the first time at the age of 12 years. A co-worker of my uncle, a Hungarian, has prepared the soup in a cauldron over an open fire in the garden. The whole was then served first the broth as a soup and the fish and potatoes as a main dish. If I remember correctly, there […]

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Scottish potato scones with scrambled eggs and salmon – Schottische Kartoffelscones mit Rührei und Lachs

Deutsch The idea for the recipe came from Jamie Oliver, who in turn derived it from the Scottish variant of the scones (which are actually a sweet type of raisin bun). I modified it to the extent that I left out the baking powder and added an indispensable spice for potato dough, nutmeg. 2 servings Ingredients: 2 floury potatoes (approx. […]

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Herring, housewife style – Hering nach Hausfrauen Art

Deutsch Matjes fillets marinated in sour cream, onions, apples and dill. In addition there are boiled potatoes, the typical food on New Year and Ash Wednesday in Germany. 2 servings Ingredients: 4 matjes fillets, the oil poured off 2 cups of sour cream (400 g) 100 g onions cut into strips 1 apple, cut into small cubes 1 bunch of […]

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Mussels in Rhineland style – Miesmuscheln auf rheinische Art

Deutsch This is a very simple recipe for mussels. Root vegetables and onions are cooked in white wine, add mussels, ready. The dish is very popular in Germany in the Rhineland from Cologne to Aachen, partly also in the Ruhr area. The main ingredients mussels from the Rhine delta and wine from the Middle Rhine were already available through the […]

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Herring salad – Heringsalat

Deutsch Herring salad in earlier times was a typical poor man’s food. Apples, onions and gherkins there were always, sour cream was created automatically by superimposed milk and herring was for a few pennies to buy by every grocer. Due to overfishing of the herring it unfortunately became temporarily a luxury product. Meanwhile, you can buy it again without feeling […]

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