Baked Fish for Ash Wednesday

horseradish root and grated horseradish on a wooden table
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  • 45 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
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This simple dish highlights the spicy-sweet sauce made with horseradish, apples, and sour cream. These are very typical ingredients in traditional German cuisine.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How 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.

    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 306
    Total Fat 14 g
    Saturated Fat 7 g
    Unsaturated Fat 3 g
    Cholesterol 429 mg
    Sodium 227 mg
    Carbohydrates 17 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Protein 28 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)