Posted on | June 5, 2013 | 7 Comments
“Fischbrötchen” (lit. fish rolls) are famous Northern German sandwiches. They are made with fresh fish fillets in a fresh roll along with onions, lettuce, and other toppings. These fish sandwiches are usually sold directly by the fishermen or by fish smokeries so the fish is very fresh. And the rolls, well, I’m talking about fresh German bread, in other words, the bread is good… Good bread, especially such a variety of good bread like in Germany, is hard to come by in other parts of the world much to the dismay of the many Germans living outside of Germany. Anyways, the fish and the bread are so tasty and fresh, sauces are usually not necessary. However, a remoulade could be added if desired but most Fischbrötchen are prepared without any sauce.
Fischbrötchen are often sold from boats which are anchored in the harbours. The picture above shows such a boat in the city Wismar. Or they’re sold by fast food stands in the cities or shops by the fishermen where they sell their fresh fish.
Fischbrötchen – German Fish Sandwiches
- cooked, smoked, or pickled fish or prepared in other ways, for example soused herring (Matjes), smoked salmon, rollmops
- thinly sliced onion
- lettuce (optional)
- bell pepper, sliced (optional)
- cucumber, thinly sliced (optional)
Cut the roll in half and fill it with the fish as well as your topping of choice. Done!
Fischbrötchen / Fish Buns
- Fisch, zubereitet nach Belieben, z.B. Matjes, Räucherlachs, Rollmops, Backfisch
- Zwiebel, in dünne Scheiben geschnitten
- Salatblätter, auf Wunsch
- Paprika, in dünne Streifen geschnitten, auf Wunsch
- Gurke, in dünne Scheiben geschnitten, auf Wunsch
Das Brötchen halbieren und mit dem Fisch sowie auf Wunsch mit Zwiebeln, Salat, Paprika und Gurke belegen. Fertig!