Scan Magazine, Issue 109, February 2018

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Scan Magazine  |  Special Theme  |  A Taste of Denmark

Fast fish out of the ordinary With mouth-watering servings of oysters and Champagne as well as high-quality fast-food fish dishes, Fiskerikajen at Torvehallerne is a must-visit for seafood enthusiasts. Delivering fish to some of the capital’s best restaurants, the fish specialist can provide customers with an unusually broad selection of fresh fish and extensive expertise on their different qualities and preparation methods. By Signe Hansen  |  Photos: Fiskerikajen

Delivering fish to more than 100 restaurants in and around Copenhagen, Fiskerikajen is one of the capital’s best-established fishmongers. But among the city’s many non-professional foodies, the seafood specialist is probably best known for its fresh fish stand and café in the trendy Torvehallerne food market. Serving a large selection of oysters and shellfish as well as fast-food classics such as fish cakes and fish and chips, 70  |  Issue 109  |  February 2018

the café is one of the market’s hippest hangouts. The business is headed by the two top chefs Simon Prause and Jesper Redecker Hansen, as well as founder and fisherman Kim Christensen. Both chefs have previously worked for Michelin-star restaurants, and that means a strong focus on quality and preparation, according to Hansen. “It’s very easy to make some of our dishes

using, for instance, cheap remoulade and fish, but we have an inherent focus on quality throughout the whole process and produce as much as possible ourselves. All the products we sell in our Torvehallerne café are made on site – it’s amazing when you think about it, because it is, after all, only 25 square metres.” Fiskerikajen also runs its own smokehouse in the beautiful Rungsted Havn north of Copenhagen, where its first shop and café is also located.

From the trunk of a car With the company’s impressive profile, many may be surprised to find out that it all began with a small fish shop out of the back of founder Christensen’s

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