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Anja’s Amazing One Pan Steinbeisser Dish

Anjas amazing one pan steinbeisser dish

Bam Kitchen is back with some delectable European dishes that will knock your socks off!

After 14 days of jet setting around Europe visiting Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands I have just caused a brown- out over all over Asia as I just finished downloading 1068 pictures or so onto the intraweb. Europe is an amazing place. I have seen so many things and have experienced so many new dishes and met so many lovely new people I really do not know where to begin to share it all with you.

Anjas amazing one pan steinbeisser dish

I think I will share with you an experience in Germany that stole my heart. Have you ever met someone for the first time and feel like you have known them all your life? I have shared e-mails with her, I have seen pictures of her and also heard many lovely stories about her from her hubby, Juergan who we love dearly. Anja is such a beautiful person and today I will be sharing with you her version "European" German Fish Dish that is a perfect one pan little wonder.

Anjas amazing one pan steinbeisser dish

Anja created a delectable One Pan Steinbeisser fish dish that was outrageous simple to make but had some amazing diverse European flavors. The German Steinneisser fish was firm, tender and flaky and delicate. The Spanish chorizo was spicy and made a crunchy delectable topping for the fish. The Italian tomatoes and German sweet potatoes were sweet and the French Herbs De Provence fragrance was a fresh bouquet of flavors. I felt like I visited all over Europe in one little delicious bite.

Anjas amazing one pan steinbeisser dish

Anja and Jeurgan are much like this delicious little dish. They have both have been born and raised in Germany but are also well-traveled and their personalities and home are decorated with fun experiences and items from all over the world. Anja's amazing One Pan Steinbeiseer dish is also native to Germany but has flavors from Spain, France and Italy and together these flavors creates beautiful harmony. Anja's dish is a great one to serve for company as all the work can be done in advance of their arrival and then you can just pop the dish into the oven while you enjoy a glass of vino together. I love these kinds of dishes and will be adding this one to Bam's Kitchen's regular monthly meal menu.

Anjas amazing one pan steinbeisser dish

Steinbasser is a fish that is native to Germany. Steinbasser are also known as catfish or wolffish. I am certainly glad to see that when we went to the Hiltrup market in the morning to buy them that these fish were already fillet.  I just looked up a picture of the  Steinbasser fish on the intranet and trust me they are not winning any beauty contest. They are actually quite scary looking. However, their taste is quite mild and wonderful. However, I think you could use any mild tasty firm white fish for this dish as Steinbasser might be difficult to obtain outside of Europe.

Anjas amazing one pan steinbeisser dish

I started off my day with Anja and Mama Book with a day at the local small wet market in Hilltrup,Germany.

Germany is known for their delicious hearty breads and desserts and of course I would love to have tried one of each....However plums are in season now so I could not resist a delicious plum tart. Life is short, so lets start with dessert.

Anjas amazing one pan steinbeisser dish


Anjas amazing one pan steinbeisser dish

Anjas amazing one pan steinbeisser dish

Beautiful fresh vegetables...we needed tomatoes and sweet potatoes for out dish.

Anjas amazing one pan steinbeisser dish

Sausages, brats and all kinds of delicious German Sausages and very unique cold cuts that I have not seen anywhere else in the world...

Anjas amazing one pan steinbeisser dish

Anjas amazing one pan steinbeisser dish

Anjas amazing one pan steinbeisser dish

Now that the shopping was complete, it was time to head back home to start making Anja's Amazing One Pan Steinbeisser Dish before our hungry men arrived. This dish is beautiful just as is but if you wanted a more traditional Mediterranean fish dish you could replace the sweet potatoes with regular potatoes and also add some lovely mixed black and green olives on top for a real yummy delight.

Anja's Amazing One Pan Steinbeisser Dish

Serves 4 adults or 1 hungry teenager

  • 2 pounds of Steinbasser fish (or any kind of mild white firm fish you like)
  • 3 large sweet potatoes (or can substitute with regular Idaho potatoes)
  • 5 large tomatoes
  • 1 pound of thin sliced chorizo sausage
  • 1/2-3/4 cup bread crumbs of panko bread crumbs
  • herbs de Provence
  • salt and pepper to taste (optional)
  • olive oil for drizzling

Step 1: Preheat oven to 200 degree Celsius.

Step 2: Peel and slice sweet potatoes and place on a greased baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and herbs de Provence and bake for 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Step 3: Slice tomatoes and place on top of the sweet potatoes and drizzle with olive oil and more herbs de Provence.

Step 4: Clean fish and remove all bones and cut into 4 pieces. Lay fish on top of sweet potato and tomato layer.

Step 5: Chop up chorizo sausage in small enough pieces to be handled by the food processor. Place chorizo sausage, bread crumbs, several teaspoons of herbs de Provence and a really good drizzle of olive oil into the food processor and whiz into finely chopped and well incorporated. Salt and pepper to taste.

Step 6: Spoon the herbed chorizo sausage mixture onto the top of each portion of fish and press flat. Set aside for at least one hour to let the flavors mingle.

Step 7: Place Anja's Amazing One Pan Steinbeisser Dish into the oven for about 15-20 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Serves with a lovely vino and good friends for a complete meal.




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Anja’s Amazing One Pan Steinbeisser Dish

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October 8, 2012

  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 Adults or 1 Hungry Teenager


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  • An amazing dish, to go with your equally amazing photos…I love the one of Muenster, with the wet cobblestones.
    Welcome home!

    • So much rain in Europe these last couple of weeks but it did make for one very cool shot. One needs an industrial use umbrella in Germany. Take Care, BAM

  • This dish sounds and looks amazing! I so miss Germany, their bakeries and meat shops, the tiled streets and the flowery windows. That plum cake in the window looks so inviting! 🙂

    • If I ever miss the German baked goods I am sure you can whip me up something in Sibella’s Kitchen. Really though this place rocks for breads and sweet treats! My post holiday diet started today! Take care, BAM

      • I would be delighted to whip up something good for you! From all the places that I visited, German and Austrian baked goods are on the very top of the list!

  • Woooowwwoooooow weeeeee! Bam I have been so looking forward to your update about the Europe trip! I have not had the pleasure of visiting yet, though it’s definitely a dream of mine, and looking over the photos your posted, I just about started drooling! Can’t imagine how much tasting we’ll be doing while there, I am definitely taking notes!

    • Hi Jeno, I am back and very jet lagged so please excuse any typos. It was an amazing trip and now I need to start my diet for sure….

  • I will take one of everything to go from the market please.
    Bam, what a fantastic adventure and Anja’s meal sounds fantastic! Always nice to get a new idea for fish.
    🙂 Mandy

    • I agree, one can only eat Cantonese steamed fish so many times before boredom sets in. I love Anja’s fish dish and you could really change it up as you like.

  • I’d kill to be let loose in that market for a few hours!

    • LOL- they had to kick me out before I ate all of their sausage…and bread. So delicious!

  • Great to see you have been visiting Europe…love to hear stories from my region seen through other eyes!I’ll be following the Europe trip closely!

    • Hello Charlotte, what is your home country? I also love to learn dishes from the people who live in regions all over the world and always have cooking questions. Take Care, BAM

  • Wow! What a fantastic adventure Bam. I am completely in love with this fish dish! Can’t wait to make it. 🙂

    • I am glad you like it. there are no sauces per say with this dish but the chorizo crust on the fish is to die for… Take Care, BAM

  • saffronandhoney

    Wow! Wonderful. Danke, indeed.

  • Welcome back! Love all the photos – you saw some really good stuff. And you had lots of wonderful stuff to eat, judging by the photos. And this recipe? It’s great! And so easy. Really like the sweet potatoes in it – sound wonderful. Thanks for this.

    • Thanks Kitchen Riff. It is good to be back. Please excuse any typos I have over the next several days as the jet lag subsides. When Anja bought the ingredients at the market, I was hesitant about the purchase of the sweet potatoes in the dish. However, sweet potato really adds contrast to the flavors of this dish and that is what makes this dish special. I love these easy dishes you can make ahead for guests. (Unlike Asian cuisine where I am usually stuck to the stove (wok ) whipping up dishes while my guests are mingling with the rest of the family) Take care, BAM

  • Oh how I miss German Wuersten

    • Bam’s Kitchen

      One could be forever lost in the isles of German Sausages… so many choices and so yummy. Take care, BAM

  • Oh my, what a post! What a trip, too! That fish dish looks so good, and I’m wondering if American catfish is similar? The gingerbread would be my weakness, as would the meats. Some day I hope to get back to Germany…I’d probably eat and drink my way into weighing 500 lbs.! 😉

    • Bam’s Kitchen

      My post holiday diet started today a bit of too much overindulgence in last 2 weeks. European food is much more heavier and rich compared to Asian food. I think that the Steinbeisser and American cat fish are slightly similar but the steinbasser is slightly firmer. I think any light tasting white fish would be beautiful in this dish. I think in Hong Kong I might try it with grouper or mahi mahi. Take care, BAM

  • I love your photos.. just scrolling down I felt like I was standing at street level beside you in Muenster! My friends German mom used to make us Kuchen and I can imagine that was fantastic to try. I will be making this tonight..and I can’t wait!! Just to get it right.. Step 3 you mean put the tomatoes on top of the sweet potatoes?? I’ve got potatoes left from Thanksgiving to use up.. and I love Herbs de Provence!!

    • Bam’s Kitchen

      Thanks Barbara for catching my typo and I have updated the post with the changes. I guess I am a little more jet lagged than I thought. The tomato layer goes on to on the cooked sweet potato layer. Happy belated Canadian Thanksgiving to you! Take care, BAM

  • Love your photos – keep them coming!!

    • Bam’s Kitchen

      Thanks Dawn, I have just a FEW more photos to share over the next couple of weeks. Take care, BAM

  • I can only imagine how incredible your trip was my friend, and how lucky to meet Anja!
    Her dish looks and sounds stunning 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

    • Bam’s Kitchen

      I feel like I need a holiday after my holiday… so much travel but I met so many new people. Very memorable.

  • Lovely photos! I am waiting to see more!

    • Bam’s Kitchen

      Thanks Villy, lots more photos on the way. Take Care, BAM

  • This looks awesome! I too can’t wait to see more photos! 🙂

    • Bam’s Kitchen

      I have just a few more 1068 to be exact… The hard part is narrowing down the food choices to share with everyone. Take care, BAM

  • Sounds delicious, especially for one pan!

    • Bam’s Kitchen

      I know there are not many one pan dishes that score a super high one for me but this one is exceptional. Take Care, BAM

  • Eha

    That trip to the Münster market was just fantastic!! Thank you! Alle diese Sülze [all these types of brawn!!] and sausages and breads 🙂 ! very much like the fish recipe as it packs a little umph and would be easy and delectable to serve after that second or third glass of vino!!

    • Hallo and Dunka Eha! You are very right even after your second or 3rd glass of vino this dish would be really difficult to mess up, as all you need to do is pop into the oven for 15-20 minutes. But to be on the safe side, maybe one should set a timer. Eha, can you please send me a link to your website? Take Care, BAM

      • Eha

        dearHeart: thank you for the query, BUT: I am the provervial cuckoo in everyone’s nest, as, for very practical reasons, I do not as yet have a website 🙂 ! Just land on everyone else’s and hope I am welcome!!

        • Dear Eha I am delighted for you visiting. And look forward to keeping in touch. I just wanted to make sure I was not missing out on exchanging the favour . Have a super day. Take care, BAM

  • The diverse flavours in this dish sound fantastic. It is wonderful to see all the photos from the market so that we feel like we were right there with you and Anja. I have fond memories of my brief stay in Nuremberg and all of the Lebkuchen that I ate there. It is so good, isn’t it?

    • I think a brief stay is best in Germany. I was so tempted by all of the abundant yummy bread, Lebkuchen, decadent desserts and of course all of their custards. In the market, I saw more custards and dessert creamy based things than anywhere I have ever visited. As I walked the streets everyone stopped off for coffee and huge desserts at the shops. So as of today my diet has started. I’m back on veggies, fish and tea, my usual Asian cuisine. Take care, BAM

  • Welcome back! Hmmm Anja’s meal looks so delish! Fish and sausages… nice! I’d love to have some of that… As a person who’s never been to Europe, I’m checking each picture carefully and I had so much fun going through them. Thanks for sharing them, Bam!

    • Arigato Nami-san! I am glad I could bring a little Germany to you today. I will also be taking you to France, Italy and the Netherlands so stay tuned.. Take Care, BAM

  • Welcome home, BAM! What a wonderful visit with your friends, culminating in that incredible dish. ( I googled steinbasser and that is one ugly fish!) That one recipe celebrates so many of Europe’s flavors. What a treat!

    • Bam’s Kitchen

      Grazie John! I was hesitant to put a photo of the live steinbasser fish on my page as I did not anyone to be frightened. I’m actually making a mock version today of this dish with mahi mahi, regular white idaho potatoes and topped with Olives from my visit to Italy. Life is good. Take Care, BAM

  • Welcome back! can’t wait for your pictures!
    I made red snapper topped with a tomato mixture yesterday and it was amazing so I can only imagine how amazing anja’s recipe must be

    • Hello Sawson, I have just a FEW pictures left to share from our trip to Europe so stay tuned. Fish is such a wonderful dish and can be so versatile. I wish my boys were more into it so that is why the topping of spicy chorizio is the perfect solution to get picky teenagers to eat fish. Take Care, BAM

  • Simple and good…. Ilove it

    • Thanks to Anja for this little one dish wonder. Take care, BAM

  • Hi Bam! good to catch up on your blog.. It must have been a wonderful holiday for you. hope that you can share more.. The fish sounds fantastic! blitzing the chorizo sounds like a fabulous way to add salt and flavour to the fish.I’ll try this next time.

  • Hi Jo, I love the sound of that…Blitzing the chorizio. Actually my food processor sounds more like it is dying a slow death but funny all the same. I have many many more fun and exciting European stories, markets, foods and recipes to share. Stay tuned as I am just trying to get a bit caught up with things on the home front. Take Care, BAM

  • I adore your photos. I felt like I was there! Lol I love how this serves 4 adults or ONE hungry teenager!

    • Bam’s Kitchen

      Thank you Erika. I know that everyone always finds humor in my portion sizes. When you have 2 growing teenage boys in the home you can never keep food in the house! Take Care, BAM

  • It looks fantastic!

    • Bam’s Kitchen

      Thank you!

  • I love your photos and what an adventure. I stared at the first picture for the longest time trying to figure out what was on top & thought… hamburger? This looks like quite a taste sensation & much better than plain white fish. Nicely done.

    • Bam’s Kitchen

      Hello Diane, I am glad you like the photos and I have many more coming your way soon. You know my teenagers do not like just plain fish so here is a good way to get them to like it, topped with spicy chorizo sausage.

  • Sounds like you’ve had an amazing trip. Those headcheeses looks so delicious, I haven’t seen anything like it outside of Germany either. The idea of one pan meal is fantastic! 🙂

    • Thanks Marina
      Amazing cheeses, breads and sausages. I had to leave before I put on 10 kg. take care, BAM

  • The combination of flavors and texture, what a delightful fish dish. Love your photos.

    • Thanks Norma. I just loved visiting Europe and loved the dishes but I will share with you a little secret… On the last day in Amsterdam I had to stop off for Chinese food 2 whole weeks without using chopsticks I was in withdrawal.

  • Thats a nice selection of sausages

  • Mich Piece of Cake

    This fish, like the name says, looks simply amazing! I would love to make this sometime..

    • Bam’s Kitchen

      Thank you. It is really so simple to make and because you can make in advance, makes it the perfect dish for gatherings. Asian food, which I make quite a bit of, is always prepared while you wait and I can never spend enough time with my guests as I am always in the kitchen. This dish is a great alternative.

  • I am trying to include more and more fish recipes in my diet. This sounds perfect. Thanks for sharing Anja’s recipe!

    • Bam’s Kitchen

      How is your raw food diet going. Stick with it as I know once you get pass week one you will be okay. Take care, BAM

  • Kathleen Richardson

    One of your teen boys is capable of eating that whole thing?! Wow, what a capacity. Love the shot of the Romanesco broccoli~such a pretty vegetable.

    • Bam’s Kitchen

      Yes Kathleen, my boys eat me out of house and home! Its scary! Take care, BAM

  • wow, those photos have me drooling! lovely recipe and what a whirlwind tour 🙂

    • Bam’s Kitchen

      Thanks Tandy. It was some major whirlwind travel! I’m exhausted. Take Care, BAM

  • This looks SO delicious! Thank you for the virtual trip to Europe 🙂

    • Bam’s Kitchen

      Thanks Ann. Have a great weekend. Take care, BAM

  • Aaaah, lebkuchen! The stuff dreams are made from 😀 Awesome photos Bam, and that fish looks fabulous. I love white fish… it’s so firm and when cooked well is so tender and delicious!

    • Bam’s Kitchen

      It was my first time to try lebkuchen, delicious. I think it is perfectly acceptable to eat this as breakfast while wandering around the streets of Germany. I hope you are getting a little sleep with the new little one. Take care, BAM

  • I spy Romanesco Broccoli!! 🙂

    • Bam’s Kitchen

      I was thinking of you on this very special day while I was taking this picture. Gorgeous vegetable, almost too pretty to eat! Take care, BAM

      • And I’ve been to Munster too (but it was 20 years ago now!)

  • Oooooh so incredibly easy but looks insanely delicious! It’s alreayd past 10pm here but you’re still making me so hungry Bobbi!

    • Bam’s Kitchen

      xie xie ni Jasline. I am just in the process of getting caught up with everyone and on my way to your website now. Take care, BAM

  • Your photos of the cobblestone street is so beautiful, it makes me long to go back to Germany! My mom is actually taking a trip over in a few days, leaving me behind to watch over the dog, of course. I’m so jealous!

    • Bam’s Kitchen

      Dunka Hannah. I hope she brings you back some amazing little treats. Take Care, BAM

  • Dear BAM,

    This dish looks amazing although I have although always think about awesome pork sausages, pork knuckles whenever I think about German food. Beautiful looking recipe Anja.

    • Bam’s Kitchen

      I will pass your thanks on to Anja… That is why I love Anja’s dish as it is much lighter than the usual heavier German fare of sausages and breads. Take care, BAM

  • Bam, this looks soooooo delicious. What great pics. I have always wanted to visit Germany. So far in my travels overseas I have only seen Paris and London, but they were wonderful. Hopefully I will find myself on the other side of the pond again one of these days.

    • Bam’s Kitchen

      I will pass on your applauds on to Anja. Germany is a great stopover place to grab some hearty bread before moving on to your other culinary capitals of the world. Have a super day on your side of the pond… Take care, BAM

  • lovely to see you back and in such great blogging form BAM !
    The dish sounds delicious, I’ve eaten catfish when in mainland Europe, but I never see it here in the shops – I’m not sure why though

    • It is great to be back as I missed all of you dearly. I know when most people think about German food it involves heavy foods like sausages, breads and such but this is is very nice. We purchased this fish at the weekend wet market from a fish monger in the little city of Hilltrup, Germany. Take care, BAM

  • Beautiful dish 🙂

  • petit4chocolatier

    Wonderful dish! The pictures look delicious. One side of my family are from Italy and the other side are from Germany! Great foods, and looking at all of the pictures you shared, I want a taste from each!

    • Thank you. I love when dishes and cultures mix as beautiful things are created. I think this dish would be lovely with the addition of olives for a delicious Mediterranean flavor. Take care, BAM

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