Cranberry Catch of the Day

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 12, 2022
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 zest
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 6 haddock, cod or halibut fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 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 zest


  1. 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 zest and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Arrange fillets over stuffing.
  2. Melt remaining butter; drizzle over fillets. Sprinkle with remaining salt. Bake, uncovered, 25-28 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  3. 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 zest. Serve with fish and stuffing.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 473 calories, 29g fat (12g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 801mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 4g fiber), 10g protein.