Ukrainian Christmas Eve Stuffed Fish

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Fish, grains, legumes, vegetables and dried or preserved fruits—foods that are always available in Ukraine in winter—are used extensively in the meatless Christmas Eve dinner.

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  1. Scale and clean fish.
  2. Prepare stuffing: In a large fry pan, heat oil and sauté onion and celery until transparent, about 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in breadcrumbs, sage, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper to taste and 1/4 cup water.
  3. Stuff fish and sew up opening. Brush outside with oil. Place on a large baking sheet or jelly roll pan and bake in 400°F oven, allowing 10 minutes per inch of thickness (measured at the thickest point).
  4. Serve on a hot platter, garnished with lemon wedges and parsley. Makes 8 servings.