Thats another dish (out of 12) that we Poles put on the Christmas table. Traditionally we do not eat meat on the Christmas Eve therefore we eat a lot of fish, cabbage and mushrooms. You can eat is cold as well as hot and the dish taste better when left over night in the fridge.

Fish with carrots

Course Starter
Cuisine Polish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 500 g fish filets cod, walleye, hake
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 parsnip
  • 1/8 celery
  • 1 leek
  • 2 grains allspice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 100 ml broth
  • flour
  • 2 tbsp butter for frying
  • salt & pepper


  1. Take your fish fillets, season with salt and pepper and dredge in flour. Fry about 5 minutes each side on medium heat.
  2. Grate carrots, pasnip and celery.
  3. Cut leek in half vertically and chop it.
  4. Fry the vegetables with butter on low heat. after 5 minutes add broth, bay leaf and allspice. Fry till vegetables are tender. Add tomato puree and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Take a deep bowl and make a layer of fish and layer of vegetables and so on till ingretients finish.
  6. Serve hot or cold.

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