Fischlabskaus

Seamen’s fish hash

Preparation info

  • Serves

    Six

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

North Atlantic Seafood

By Alan Davidson

Published 1980

  • About

Labskaus is a seamen’s dish which belongs to the whole German seaboard and is generally thought to have originated there, although it is also known in Denmark and common in Norway. It is essentially a way of making preserved meat and salted fish, such as ships’ crews used to eat on their voyages, tasty. But it lives on in modern times, sustained both by the force of tradition and by its special and hearty flavour. When I was last in Hamburg, the Hamburger Abendblatt held a public ban