Fish Baked à la Russe Recipe - Authentic Ukrainian Dish

Fish Baked à la Russe

Fish Baked à la Russe Recipe - Authentic Ukrainian Dish
Region / culture: Ukraine | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 40 minutes | Servings: 4


Fish Baked à la Russe
Fish Baked à la Russe


Fish Baked à la Russe is a delicious and comforting dish that combines tender fish with creamy sour cream sauce and cheesy potatoes. This recipe is perfect for a cozy family dinner or a special occasion.



This recipe has its roots in Russian cuisine, where fish is a popular ingredient in many traditional dishes. The combination of fish, potatoes, and sour cream is a classic flavor profile that has been enjoyed for generations.


Sour cream sauce

How to prepare

  1. Grease a pan with fat, place sliced potatoes around and fish slices in the center, and sprinkle with salt.
  2. Thoroughly mix sour cream with oil and flour, then pour the mixture over the ingredients in the pan.
  3. Sprinkle with cheese and bake in the oven for 30 – 40 minutes.


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  • Use different types of fish such as salmon or cod.
  • Add herbs or spices to the sour cream sauce for extra flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks


- Make sure to grease the pan well to prevent sticking.

- Be sure to slice the potatoes thinly for even cooking.

- Adjust the baking time based on the thickness of the fish fillets.

Serving Suggestions


Serve Fish Baked à la Russe with a side salad or steamed vegetables for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques



Ingredient Substitutions


- Use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.

- Use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes.

Make Ahead Tips


You can prepare the sour cream sauce and slice the potatoes ahead of time to save time on the day of cooking.

Presentation Ideas

: Serve Fish Baked à la Russe on a platter garnished with fresh herbs for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations


Pair this dish with a crisp white wine or a light beer.

Storage and Reheating Instructions


Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the oven or microwave until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving


Per serving: 300 calories



Per serving: 25g



Per serving: 15g



Per serving: 20g

Vitamins and minerals


This dish is a good source of vitamin D, vitamin B12, and selenium.



Contains dairy (cheese) and gluten (flour).



Fish Baked à la Russe is a balanced meal that provides a good mix of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It is also rich in essential vitamins and minerals.



Fish Baked à la Russe is a comforting and flavorful dish that is perfect for a family dinner or special occasion. With a creamy sour cream sauce and cheesy potatoes, this recipe is sure to be a hit with everyone at the table.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was filled with a sense of awe. It was a cold winter evening, and I had just returned from a trip to Russia where I had the most delicious Fish Baked à la Russe at a quaint little restaurant in Moscow. The flavors were unlike anything I had ever tasted before, and I knew I had to learn how to make it myself.

I was determined to recreate that dish in my own kitchen, so I set out on a mission to learn the recipe. I reached out to the chef at the restaurant, but he was secretive about his method and refused to share his secrets. Undeterred, I turned to the local markets and spoke to the fishmongers and farmers, hoping to find someone who could help me unlock the mystery of Fish Baked à la Russe.

Eventually, I stumbled upon an elderly woman selling fresh fish and vegetables at the market. She had a twinkle in her eye and a kind smile, and I felt an instant connection with her. I asked her if she knew how to make Fish Baked à la Russe, and to my surprise, she said she did.

Her name was Olga, and she had learned the recipe from her grandmother who had passed it down through generations. She invited me to her home, where she taught me the secrets of making Fish Baked à la Russe. We spent hours in her cozy kitchen, chopping, mixing, and baking, as she shared stories of her childhood in Russia and the traditions that had been handed down to her.

I learned that the key to Fish Baked à la Russe was in the preparation of the ingredients. The fish had to be fresh, the vegetables had to be crisp, and the herbs had to be fragrant. Olga showed me how to marinate the fish in a blend of herbs and spices, how to layer it with thinly sliced potatoes and carrots, and how to top it all off with a creamy sauce made from sour cream and dill.

As the dish baked in the oven, the aroma filled the kitchen, and I knew that I had found something truly special. When we finally sat down to eat, the flavors exploded in my mouth, bringing back memories of my trip to Russia and the magic of that first taste of Fish Baked à la Russe.

I thanked Olga profusely for sharing her recipe with me, and she smiled and said that she was happy to pass on the tradition to a new generation. From that day on, Fish Baked à la Russe became a staple in my kitchen, and I shared it with friends and family who were equally impressed by its unique and delicious flavors.

Over the years, I have added my own twist to the recipe, experimenting with different herbs and vegetables to create new variations of Fish Baked à la Russe. But no matter how many times I make it, the dish always brings me back to that cold winter evening in Moscow and the moment when I first tasted its magic.

Now, as I pass on this recipe to you, my dear grandchild, I hope that you will continue the tradition and share it with your own friends and family. May Fish Baked à la Russe bring joy and delight to all who taste it, just as it has done for me. And may you always remember the story of how I learned to make this special dish, with the help of a kind and generous soul who shared her secrets with me.


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