One Pot Fish (Fischeintopf)

(from brus25’s recipe box)

In German an "eintopf means “one pot” and that’s what this recipe is.

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

You can vary the amount of vegetables according to your likes.


Serves 4 people

Categories: Fish, German, soups


  • 2 lbs. white fish fillets
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 lb. bacon, diced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 leek, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 celery, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. parsley, chopped
  • 1.5 lbs. potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 2 tbsp. paprika
  • salt


  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 1 1/4 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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