Ukrainian Christmas Eve Stuffed Fish

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.