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French "Onion Fish" -- A Recipe Tested Just For You

By Nelly Daes

Franzoesischer Zwiebelfisch -- fuer Sie ausprobiert

Von Nellie Daes

Volk auf dem Weg, Landsmannschaft der Deutschen aus Russland, Stuttgart, Germany, August-September, 2008, page 56

This translation from the original German-language text to American English is provided by Alex Herzog of Boulder, Colorado


Nelly Daes and husband catching
fish in Norway.

*Ingredients to Serve Four Persons:*

250 grams onions [just over 1/2 pound]
20 grams margarine [ca. 3/4 ounce]
400 grams fish filet (cod, pollack, or other preferred fish) [ca. 14 ounces]
1 lemon
6 Tbsp. creme fraiche, salt and paprika powder

*Preparation:* Cut onion(s) into thin slices and fry with margarine in an ovenproof dish/pan. Clean the fish filet, sprinkle with juice of the lemon, and add salt to taste. Mix paprika powder into the creme fraiche. Place the fish filet onto the onions in the ovenproof dish/pan, then pour the creme over it and bake the whole thing in the oven for 25 minutes at 175 degrees C [ca. 350 degrees F].

*A Personal Note:* On May 26 of this year, my husband and I traveled to Norway for the 26th time. We stayed on a very small island very close to Kristiansund, forty kilometers [twenty-five miles] from Kyrsaetoera, at the Sjoegloett campground.

On a camping tour, tasty dishes that can be prepared in a short time are of great advantage. The above recipe for onion fish was brought back to us by my son Herald from a trip to France. There he had eaten it at a friend's home, and he liked it a lot.

Good luck to all who might try this dish.

Our apprecation is extended to Alex Herzog for translation of this article.

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