Mecklenburg Fish Soup

Mecklenburger Fischsuppe
Fish soup from the northern region of Germany. Great paired with dark bread and a beer!
Course Soup
Region Mecklenburg-Vorpommern


  • 6 potatoes diced
  • 4 onions
  • 1 small head white cabbage
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1-1/8 lbs cod Dorsch
  • 5 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • dill
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • pepper


  • Boil potatoes in salt water with one bay leaf until well done.
  • Peel and slice onions and cube white cabbage. Heat olive oil in a large pot. Add onion slices and cabbage cubes and allow them to brown slightly. Mix in vegetable broth, one bay leaf, pepper, and salt. Keep at a low boil.
  • Cut the cod fillets into big cubes. Lightly salt and add to the pot. Add the cooked potatoes.
  • In a skillet brown the flour, without using any fat. Whisk with the milk and add to the pot.
  • Garnish with dill and serve.
Recipe adapted from