Most folks may not think of serving fish for Christmas. But a colorful cranberry sauce and pleasant pecan dressing make this entree elegant.
- 1-1/2 cups chopped celery
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 9 tablespoons butter, divided
- 6 cups cubed bread
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1-1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel
- 1 teaspoon salt, divided
- 6 haddock, cod or halibut fillets (6 ounces each)
- ORANGE-CRANBERRY SAUCE:
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
- 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook and stir celery and onion in 6 tablespoons butter until tender. Stir in bread cubes, pecans, orange juice, orange peel and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Arrange fillets over stuffing.
- Melt remaining butter; drizzle over fillets. Sprinkle with remaining salt. Bake, uncovered, 25-28 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
- In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; whisk in water and orange juice until smooth. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Add cranberries; cook 5 minutes or until berries pop. Stir in orange peel. Serve with fish and stuffing. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Catch of the Day in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p43
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
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