Baked Fish for Ash Wednesday

horseradish root and grated horseradish on a wooden table
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Ratings (8)
  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
306 Calories
14g Fat
17g Carbs
28g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This simple dish highlights the spicy-sweet sauce made with horseradish, apples, and sour cream. These are very typical ingredients in traditional German cuisine.


  • 1 1/2 pounds sole filet (or flounder; fresh or thawed)
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar (or lemon juice)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (melted)
  • 4 tablespoons horseradish (freshly grated; or 3-4 tablespoons bottled or to taste)
  • 1 apple (tart, grated)
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • salt to taste
  • Optional: sugar to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. Butter a casserole dish large enough for the fillet or fillets. Rinse and pat the fish dry. Sprinkle with vinegar and brush the melted butter over the top. Place the fillets in the buttered dish.

  3. Bake fillets for 5 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, mix the rest of the ingredients together, seasoning to taste with the salt and sugar.

  5. Spread the sauce over the fish and bake for another 30 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork and sauce is bubbly.

Serving suggestion: Salted potatoes and steamed broccoli or Brussels sprouts.