Gefilte Fish Loaf 2 Lbs Food

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Classic Gefilte Fish image

Gefilte fish is one of those recipes where touch and taste are essential ingredients. A basic recipe goes this way:"You put in this and add that." If you don't want to taste the raw fish, add a bit more seasoning than you normally would. What makes this recipe Galicianer (southern Polish) is the addition of sugar.

Provided by Joan Nathan

Categories     Egg     Fish     Onion     Appetizer     Sukkot     Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur     Carrot     Fall     Kosher     Boil     Sugar Conscious     Pescatarian     Dairy Free     Peanut Free     Tree Nut Free     Soy Free

Yield Yield: about 26 patties (P)

Number Of Ingredients 11

7 to 7 1/2 pounds whole carp, whitefish, and pike, filleted and ground*
4 quarts cold water or to just cover
3 teaspoons salt or to taste
3 onions, peeled
4 medium carrots, peeled
2 tablespoons sugar or to taste
1 small parsnip, chopped (optional)
3 to 4 large eggs
Freshly ground pepper to taste 1/2 cup cold water (approximately)
1/3 cup matzah meal (approximately)
*Ask your fishmonger to grind the fish. Ask him to reserve the tails, fins, heads, and bones. Be sure he gives you the bones and trimmings. The more whitefish you add, the softer your gefilte fish will be.


  • 1. Place the reserved bones, skin, and fish heads in a wide, very large saucepan with a cover. Add the water and 2 teaspoons of the salt and bring to a boil. Remove the foam that accumulates.
  • 2. Slice 1 onion in rounds and add along with 3 of the carrots. Add the sugar and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes while the fish mixture is being prepared.
  • 3. Place the ground fish in a bowl. In a food processor finely chop the remaining onions, the remaining carrot, and the parsnip; or mince them by hand. Add the chopped vegetables to the ground fish.
  • 4. Add the eggs, one at a time, the remaining teaspoon of salt, pepper, and the cold water, and mix thoroughly. Stir in enough matzah meal to make a light, soft mixture into oval shapes, about 3 inches long. Take the last fish head and stuff the cavity with the ground fish mixture.
  • 5. Remove from the saucepan the onions, skins, head, and bones and return the stock to a simmer. Gently place the fish patties in the simmering fish stock. Cover loosely and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. Taste the liquid while the fish is cooking and add seasoning to taste. Shake the pot periodically so the fish patties won't stick. When gefilte fish is cooked, remove from the water and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes.
  • 6. Using a slotted spoon carefully remove the gefilte fish and arrange on a platter. Strain some of the stock over the fish, saving the rest in a bowl.
  • 7. Slice the cooked carrots into rounds cut on a diagonal about 1/4 inch thick. Place a carrot round on top of each gefilte fish patty. Put the fish head in the center and decorate the eyes with carrots. Chill until ready to serve. Serve with a sprig of parsley and horseradish.


Gefilte Fish image

My mother-in-law took great pains to prepare Gefilte Fish for Passover and Rosh Hashanah. The best legacy she left was to teach her sons how to do it and in turn they would teach their wives and then the next generation. This has been passed down and today it is still appreciated as the Mintz Family Gefilte Fish.

Provided by Daisy

Categories     Appetizers and Snacks     Seafood

Time 2h35m

Yield 8

Number Of Ingredients 17

1 ½ pounds salmon fillets
1 ½ pounds red snapper fillets
1 pound black cod fillets
1 pound ling cod fillets
2 ½ large onions
4 carrots
5 eggs
1 ½ tablespoons white sugar
4 teaspoons salt
4 teaspoons ground white pepper
¾ cup matzo meal
¾ cup ice water
2 onions
2 carrots
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ cup white sugar


  • Grind the fish, 2 1/2 onions and 4 carrots together. Place fish mixture in a wooden bowl. Using a hand chopper, add eggs one at a time. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, 4 teaspoons salt and white pepper and continue to chop until very well blended. Stir in the ice water a little at a time throughout this process. Add matzo meal and chop again. Check to see if mixture is thick enough to bind together to make an oval gefilte fish ball and if not add in more matzo meal.
  • Meanwhile, fill two large heavy stock pots half full of water . Into each pot slice one raw onion and one sliced carrot. Add fish skins, if desired. Sprinkle in paprika, salt, black pepper and two tablespoons of sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat and let boil for 10 minutes.
  • With wet hands shape the fish balls and carefully drop into boiling stock. Cover slightly and cook over medium-low heat for 2 hours. When done, let fish sit in the pot for 10 minutes, then remove pieces carefully to containers and strain remaining stock over fish balls, just barely covering them. Chill and serve. They will now keep in the refrigerator for up to 6 days.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 513.4 calories, Carbohydrate 32.4 g, Cholesterol 247.9 mg, Fat 14.2 g, Fiber 3.4 g, Protein 62.1 g, SaturatedFat 3.5 g, Sodium 1445.7 mg, Sugar 15.5 g


Delicious Old Style Gefilte Fish image

I have always wanted to make delicious "Old Style" Gefilte Fish like my Grandma Else and Aunt Bessie used to made. So have tried making Gefilte Fish several times, however, without much success. Finally on my fourth try, I have come very close to their "Secret Recipe". I say "Secret Recipe" because it was not written down and I was not around the kitchen when it was make; because I was more interested in playing stickball outside. Also, many people said it is a lost tradition and they have given up trying to make it. There must be over 100 recipes (in books and on the Internet) and each recipe varies accordingly. That is, depending on their family's country of origin, the country they now live in or people have just created a recipe to their own liking. My grandparents came from Minsk, Russia & Warsaw, Poland and this regions' Gefilte Fish tends to be 'not sweet' in taste. Finally our family was originally from The Bronx/Brooklyn, New York (New York City). We would spend many wonderful summers at bungalow colonies in the Catskill Mountains aka "The Borsch Belt" or "Jewish Alps" (from 1950-1960) which also might have influenced my family's cooking. I still remember as a child eating my grandmother's Gefilte Fish and her Yiddish words, "Ess Tot-ta-la, Ess"!

Provided by SkipperSy

Categories     Russian

Time 4h

Yield 20-22 Fish Patties, 20-22 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 15

2 lbs fresh white fish (meat and bones)
2 lbs fresh fish, Yellow Pike (meat and bones)
1 lb fresh carp (steak cut)
1 lb fresh cod (steak cut)
2 quarts water (good quality)
1 cup cold water
16 ounces baby carrots (or 3 large carrots scraped and cleaned)
3 onions (medium size, including the brown outer skin layers)
2 celery ribs (cleaned)
4 teaspoons salt (kosher salt)
3 teaspoons sugar (white sugar)
2 teaspoons pepper (black pepper)
3 large eggs (or 4 medium size eggs)
5 tablespoons matzo meal
2 ounces parsley (as garnish)


  • Have the fish store person fillet the fish and save the head, bones and skin for the fish stock. Remove the skin and bones from the fish steaks as well and save; Also, remove any small bones which might still be embedded in the meat (use a small pair of pliers); Prepare "Prep #1" first and then follow cooking Instructions #10 & #11; After the fish stock is simmering on the stove top do preparation "Prep #2 to #6" as noted below.
  • Prep #1) FISH STOCK - If using whole carrots, cut 1 carrot up into small pieces (if not you will be using the baby carrots); Cut 1 of the celery stalks into small pieces; Use 2 of the onions and remove the first brown dirty skin layer and discard; Cut up these onions into smaller pieces and with the brown skin layer (add a few more brown skins from other onions).
  • Prep #2) FISH MIXTURE - Cut all the fish meat up into small pieces and then chop finely or grind coarsely in a food processor. Grade coarsely; 5 oz baby carrots (or 1 whole carrot), 1 onion (with the skin removed) and 1 celery stalk.
  • Prep #3) FISH PATTIES - Add into a very large bowl the coarsely ground Fish Mixture (meat and vegetables); Add 2 teaspoons salt, 2 teaspoons sugar, 1 teaspoon pepper; Make a well in the center and add the eggs and matzo meal; Next mix thoroughly all the ingredients and at the same time try to retain some of the coarseness of the fish, don't mash it up to much(tiny chunks of fish is all right in the finished fish patty).
  • Prep #4) Slice lengthwise in half 5 oz of the baby carrots and set aside, which will be added during the last half hour of cooking (or cut up into thin rounds the third carrot).
  • Prep #5) FISH PATTY FORMING (prepare after stock is filtered thru a sieve and simmering on the stove top) - Moisten your hands in some cold water and form the fish patties into oval shapes about 3 inches long; Place the patties on one or two big plate; You should be able to make about 20-22 patties (which will be placed into the simmering fish stock).
  • Prep #6) Wash the parsley and set aside.
  • FISH STOCK - Add 2 quarts of water to a very large pot; Add the reserved/saved fish head, bones and skin; Add 5 oz of baby carrots (or 1 carrot cut up), 1 cut up celery stalk and 2 cut up onions and skins; Add 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 teaspoon pepper.
  • Bring the stock to a boil and then lower the heat to a simmer. Remove all scum which rises to the top and discard; Let simmer on low heat for about 45 to 60 minutes, uncovered.
  • Next pour/filter the fish stock through a sieve and retain the stock. Discard the bones, skins and vegetables. Then place the retained stock back into the pot and bring to a low simmer once again.
  • Place each Fish Patty one-by-one into the pot, making sure the patties do not break up. Retain a low simmer and shake the pot to prevent the patties from sticking to each other (use a wooden spoon or rubber spatula as needed); Cover and cook for 1 hour on a low heat; Occasionally check to remove scum and turn some of the top patties over as may be required.
  • Next remove the cover, add 5 oz of the baby carrots (or 1 carrot cut up into thin rounds); Turn a few patties on the top to keep them moist and under the liquid, remove scum and spoon some liquid over patties as needed; Cook for another 1/2 hours.
  • Again, making sure you do not break up the patties.
  • Remove the patties and carrots with a slotted spoon and place on a serving plate or in an aluminum foil pan; Place one carrot on top of each fish patty.
  • Next pour/filter the fish stock through a sieve and retain the stock. Discard any by-products. Return the stock to the stove top and on medium heat reduce to about 2 cups of stock. Pour some of the stock over the fish in the plate or pan and cover using plastic wrap. Pour some extra stock into a plastic container and with a cover.
  • Place the Gefilte Fish and extra stock in the refrigerator to cool for several hour or more.
  • Serve the Gefilte Fish at room temperature on individual plates; Garnish each plate with a little parsley and some of the jelled fish stock on the side of the patty.
  • Serve with red and white horseradish, enjoy --.
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  • NOTES:.
  • A) Check out my Aunt Zelma's Gefilte Fish which uses salmon and tastes sweet, by going to the following url;.
  • Gefilte Fish by Eileen Mintz, at.
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  • B) Here are some more photos showing step-by-step how Gefilte Fish is made --.
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  • May 2010; I made a variation on this recipe, Salmon-Tilapia Gefilte Fish (see photos) -- You can easily modify this recipe accordingly by using Salmon and Tilapia fish.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 168.7, Fat 5.9, SaturatedFat 1.1, Cholesterol 70.5, Sodium 704.6, Carbohydrate 6, Fiber 0.8, Sugar 2.6, Protein 21.7


Josh's Tuna Gefilte Fish Loaf image

This really makes good gefilte fish for a lot less money. The instructions are long, but it is really easy to make once you get the hang of it.

Provided by Caryn Gale

Categories     Tuna

Time 1h40m

Yield 8-10 slices

Number Of Ingredients 12

1 can tuna in vegetable oil, undrained,preferablly starkist
1/2 carrot
1 onion
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup matzo meal
3 eggs
2 carrots
2 onions
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
pot water, large enough to hold the loaf


  • Using the steel blade in food processor, grind onion and carrot.
  • Add rest and pulse till nice uniform mush.
  • It is best to put this in a container and refrigerate overnight.
  • I can never be bothered and just proceed to the next step.
  • It is a little harder to work with, but turns out the same in the end.
  • Spread a large piece of baking paper on the counter.
  • Place gefilte fish mixture in a loaf/log shape on baking paper.
  • Fold top down and fold in each side till mixture is enclosed in a loaf like shape in baking paper.
  • Since this mixture isn't quite as stiff as the real stuff and I don't want it to leak out of the baking paper, I actually staple the folded in sides.
  • I then put the loaf in the freezer for at least 1 night.
  • Boil 1 pot of water big enough to hold the loaf (needs to be wide enough and enough water to cover).
  • Add broth ingredients to water and bring to a boil.
  • Place the FROZEN loaf STILL in the baking paper into the boiling broth.
  • Return to a boil and then let simmer about 1-1/2 hours.
  • Remove carefully from the broth (I use 2 spatulas) and cool.
  • Remove carrots and onion as well to container.
  • Remove baking paper.
  • Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Slice and serve with sliced carrot.
  • Warning: when the loaf is boiling it does not have the best smell.
  • Do not worry, it will taste great.
  • Hint: I always double the recipe and just pull it out of the freezer to prepare when I want to.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 161.5, Fat 2.1, SaturatedFat 0.6, Cholesterol 79.3, Sodium 914.8, Carbohydrate 33, Fiber 1.4, Sugar 23.6, Protein 3.6


Gefilte Fish image

Here is a recipe I found way back in an old looseleaf cookbook. The recipe was given to me by a Jewish friend, now long since gone. I have not made them but I have tasted her's and they were wonderful. I can not vouch for the authenticity of the recipe just the source.

Provided by Bergy

Categories     Vegetable

Time 2h45m

Yield 8-12 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 9

2 -3 lbs fish scraps (bones, heads gills removed, skin from carp or other white fish)
3 cups sliced onions
3 lbs carp or 3 lbs other fresh water white fish fillets
3 eggs, beaten just a little bit
2 tablespoons matzo meal or 2 tablespoons some cracker meal
salt and pepper
3 cups peeled carrots, cut into chunks
prepared horseradish, to serve


  • Cover the fish scraps, in a large pot with water-- about 4 inches above the scraps.
  • add apprx 1/3 onions, bring to a boil & reduce heat, cook for 45 minutes, Strain out the fish scraps.
  • If you have a food processor that's good- put in the raw fish filets and remaining onions, go on-off until coarsely chopped, don't overdo it.
  • Add eggs lightly beaten, a bit at a time & go on after each addition.
  • Add Matzo meal and 1/2 cup of water.
  • Process, the mixture should be light, smooth and the consistency almost fluffy If it looks too dry add a little more water- just a bit at a time.
  • Season well with salt & pepper.
  • Drop the carrots into the fish stock.
  • Wet your hands and shape the fish mixture into oval balls like an egg and gently lower them into the simmering stock, put them all in the pot.
  • They are happy being crowded in.
  • Cover the pot and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Let the fish balls cool in the liquid when cooled remove fish balls & carrots to a platter.
  • Reduce stock to about 2 cups.
  • Strain stock over the fish balls cover and refrigerate.
  • Remove Fishballs 30 minutes before serving from the fridger.
  • Serve with some of the fish jelly a carrot piece and plenty of horseradish.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 292.6, Fat 11.6, SaturatedFat 2.5, Cholesterol 191.7, Sodium 140.4, Carbohydrate 11.6, Fiber 2, Sugar 4.6, Protein 33.8


Gefilte Fish Loaf image

Another no clue where I got this from, maybe from Peter Pan's mother, maybe not. Good way to serve Gefilte Fish for Passover. Serve with horseradish

Provided by mandabears

Categories     European

Time 1h5m

Yield 6-8 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 8

2 lbs gefilte fish, reserve 1/3 of the liquid
1 large onion, chopped fine
1/2 cup diced carrot
1/2 cup diced celery
1 pinch salt and pepper
2 eggs
2 tablespoons matzo meal
prepared horseradish


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl mash the gefilte fish and set aside.
  • Process the remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  • Add to the mashed fish.
  • Grease a 9x5 loaf pan, I use cooking spray.
  • Pour in fish mixture.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
  • Remove from oven and cool.
  • Turn loaf onto a platter.
  • Chill.
  • Serve with horseradish.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 176.1, Fat 4.4, SaturatedFat 1.2, Cholesterol 115.9, Sodium 830.8, Carbohydrate 16.9, Fiber 0.8, Sugar 1.8, Protein 16.4


Gefilte Fish image

Provided by Food Network

Number Of Ingredients 19

2 or 2 1/2 pounds head, bones, and skins from carp, pike, and whitefish
1 gallon water
1 large onion, peeled and sliced
2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced into rounds
3 stalks celery
6 or 8 sprigs fresh thyme
2 small bay leaves
1 heaping teaspoon whole black peppercorns
1/4 cup Kosher salt
2 pounds fillets (pin bones left in) from carp, whitefish and pike (about 1/3 of each)
2 large eggs
3 ounces onions, very finely chopped
2 ounces carrots, peeled and grated very finely
2/3 cup ground matzo meal
1 tablespoon and 2 teaspoons kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup cold water


  • 1) Combine all ingredients, except the fish skin in a large (8 to 10 quart) braising pot. The skin will be added after the Gefilte fish is cooking. 2) Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer. Mix the Gefilte fish while the stock is simmering. The dumplings will be cooked in the stock after it has simmered 20 to 30 minutes and the stock will not be strained until after the Gefilte fish is removed.;
  • Grind the fish fillets (which will have the fine pin bones in the meat) through the small plate of a meat grinder. Mix well and grind again. Place the fish in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs, onions, carrots, matzo meal, salt, pepper and sugar. Mix very well. Add the oil and cold water and blend into a smooth paste. Make a small ball and cook in the stock for a couple of minutes. Taste and adjust the seasonings if needed. Have a bowl of water handy. Keeping both hands wet, shape 3-ounces of the mixture into oval balls and drop into the stock. Continue until all are made and added to the stock. After they have cooked 10 minutes, add the skin (it was reserved) to the stock. Cover the pot and simmer slowly for 2 hours, turning and basting the dumplings every 15 or 20 minutes. Remove the Gefilte fish with a slotted spoon and place in a large container. Strain the remaining stock over the Gefilte fish. Pick the carrots slices out of the remains and add to the strained stock as well. Allow the Gefilte fish and carrots to cool in the stock, which should gel when completely chilled. Serve with the jellied stock, carrots and beet-horseradish. Slice the Gefilte fish for a nice presentation.;


Passover Gefilte Fish image

Provided by Food Network

Categories     main-dish

Time 3h20m

Yield 12 servings

Number Of Ingredients 15

1 head (about 2 1/2 pounds) green cabbage
1/2 cup matzoh meal
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 medium (5 ounces) onion, minced
2 pounds whitefish fillets, such as pike, carp, or whitefish, cut into chunks
3 eggs, separated
1/2 cup chopped Italian parsley
2 tablespoons (6 or 7 sprigs) chopped fresh tarragon leaves
2 to 3 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
Cayenne pepper, to taste
1 quart fish stock
1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into julienne
1 medium leek, white part only, cut into julienne
Homemade Horseradish, recipe follows


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Blanch the head of cabbage in boiling salted water, about 5 minutes, then place in a basin of cold water. Remove the whole leaves and cut away the tough core. As you peel off the outer leaves, you may have to return the head of cabbage to the boiling water to soften the inner leaves. Dry on a clean towel and reserve.
  • Place the matzoh meal in a small bowl. Cover with 1 cup of stock and let soak until needed.
  • In a small skillet, heat the olive oil. Over medium heat, saute the onion until wilted, 4 to 5 minutes. Do not brown. Cool.
  • In a wooden bowl or on a chopping board, chop the fish fine with a chopper or large knife. Add the matzoh meal with the stock, the cooled onions, 3 egg yolks, the chopped parsley and tarragon, 2 teaspoons of salt, white pepper, and cayenne, and continue to chop until well combined. In a clean, medium bowl, whisk the egg white until firm but not stiff. Stir a little into the fish mixture, then, quickly but gently, and fold in the remaining whites. To test for flavor, bring a little fish stock to a simmer, add a small ball of the fish mixture and cook for about 5 minutes. Taste and correct seasoning.
  • Heat the remaining fish stock and spoon a little into an 11 by 17-inch baking pan. Divide the fish mixture into 12 portions, about 4 ounces each, and enclose each portion in 1 or 2 cabbage leaves. You will find that when the leaves get smaller, you will have to use 2 leaves to wrap the fish. As each package is formed, place in the prepared baking pan, seam-side down. This size pan holds the 12 packages comfortably. Pour the remaining stock over the fish and top with the julienned carrots and leeks. Cover the pan with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Let cool in the stock and refrigerate until needed.
  • Presentation: Place 1 package of fish on each of 12 plates, garnishing with some of the julienned carrots and leeks. Serve with homemade horseradish, white or red.*
  • Homemade Horseradish:
  • To make white horseradish, finely grate peeled fresh horseradish into a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until needed.
  • To make red horseradish, boil 1/2 pound red beets until tender. Peel and then finely grate into a medium bowl. Add about 1/2 cup grated horseradish, or to taste, and combine thoroughly. Refrigerate, covered, until needed.


Individual Servings of Gefilte Fish image

This recipe is adapted from a recipe from 1988. One of the adaptations is changing it from a large loaf, which can fall apart and can be too large for most dinner parties, to individual muffin tin-sized servings. I've been making this for years and I have requests for it every Shabbat, which is saying a lot for gefilte fish! It's quite critical to have a food processor for this recipe.

Provided by slpscientist

Categories     Appetizers and Snacks     Seafood

Time 2h20m

Yield 16

Number Of Ingredients 12

2 onions, cut into large chunks
1 carrot, cut into large chunks
2 pounds whitefish fillets
½ cup cold water
¼ cup matzo meal
1 egg
2 egg whites
2 teaspoons white sugar
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Place onions into a food processor and pulse a few times to coarsely chop. Transfer onions to a large bowl. Place carrot into food processor and pulse once or twice to chop; process until very finely chopped, about 30 seconds. Add carrot to onions. Place whitefish fillets into food processor and grind until the fish is a fine paste, about 2 minutes. Add fish to bowl.
  • Combine onions, carrot, and whitefish with cold water, matzo meal, egg, egg whites, sugar, vegetable oil, nutmeg, salt, and black pepper, stirring to combine well. Spoon whitefish mixture into 16 muffin cups, filling them level with the top edge.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until gefilte fish cakes are set and a toothpick inserted into the center of a cake comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let cool in muffin cups, remove, cover, and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 108 calories, Carbohydrate 5.4 g, Cholesterol 45.7 mg, Fat 4 g, Fiber 0.7 g, Protein 12.2 g, SaturatedFat 0.7 g, Sodium 80.6 mg, Sugar 2 g


Gefilte Fish Terrine image

Provided by Florence Fabricant

Categories     dinner, main course

Time 1h50m

Yield 12 servings

Number Of Ingredients 13

1 bunch leeks,white part only, cleaned and sliced
3/4 pound carrots, peeled and sliced
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Pinch of nutmeg
2 tablespoons matzoh meal
1/2 cup fish stock
2 medium onions, chopped
1 1/2 pound whitefish fillet in 1-inch dice
1/2 pound pike fillets in 1-inch dice
1/2 pound carp fillets in 1-inch dice
2 eggs


  • Place leeks in a saucepan, cover with water and simmer until tender, about 25 minutes. Meanwhile, place carrots in separate saucepan, cover with water and simmer until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain vegetables.
  • Puree leeks in a food processor along with 1 tablespoon parsley, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. Without washing the machine, puree carrots, season them with lemon juice, salt, pepper and nutmeg and set aside.
  • Place matzoh meal in a bowl, add fish stock and set aside.
  • Without washing food processor, add onions and process until finely chopped. Add fish and process until smoothly pureed. Add softened matzoh meal, eggs and remaining parsley and process until well blended. Season with salt (about 1 teaspoon) and liberally with pepper. Taste mixture for seasoning by poaching a small amount in water, then allowing to cool briefly.
  • Preheat oven to 350. Lightly oil a 6-cup loaf pan or ring mold.
  • Spread half the fish mixture in the pan, making a depression in middle that extends to within about 1/2 inch of sides. Spread half the leek mixture in depression; spread carrot puree over leeks and top with rest of leeks. Smooth in remaining fish. Rap pan several times on counter top to eliminate air holes. Place wax paper or parchment paper on top of the terrine.
  • Set the pan in a larger pan at least 2 inches deep and place in oven. Add 1 to 1 1/2 inches of boiling water to outside pan.
  • Bake 50 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool. Remove fish loaf from pan and place on a serving dish. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 6 hours to chill completely. Serve in slices with herbed or horseradish sauce on side.

Nutrition Facts : @context http, Calories 155, UnsaturatedFat 4 grams, Carbohydrate 6 grams, Fat 6 grams, Fiber 1 gram, Protein 20 grams, SaturatedFat 1 gram, Sodium 392 milligrams, Sugar 2 grams, TransFat 0 grams


My Mom's Legendary Galicianer (Sweet) Gefilte Fish image

My mother's gefilte fish is the stuff of legends. We have tried to reproduce it for years, with little success. We have watched her make it, measured, copied, you name it. Still, it is just not the same as the fish my mom makes. Hers is so delicious, even to people who just despise gefilte fish, that friends and family members will travel across the continent to have some. A tough act to follow. That said, here is the best approximation of my mom's classic fish that I can come up with. At least for now. I hope your family loves it as much as we do.

Provided by Sarah Chana

Categories     Whitefish

Time 2h30m

Yield 16 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 14

2 lbs white fish fillets, ground
3 large onions, ground into the fish
6 extra large eggs
2 1/2 teaspoons salt (approx)
3/4-1 cup sugar (no, this is not a typo)
5 dashes black pepper
2 -2 1/2 cups matzo meal (more or less)
2 small onions, sliced
2 carrots, sliced on a diagonal
fish bones (optional)


  • Mix together fish, onions, eggs, salt, sugar, pepper until very thoroughly blended.
  • If you are my mother, or not as squeemish as her daughter, you taste it at this point (yes, raw) and adjust seasonings to taste. If you are me, you just pray that it is well-seasoned and move on.
  • Add matzo meal slowly, mixing very very well, until it is almost thick enough to shape into balls, but just a bit softer. (How's that for imprecise?).
  • Cover the bowl, and refrigerate for at least one hour, or even overnight.
  • At this point, you can shape the mixture into balls or loaves and freeze for future use, but no one ever does because deferring this gratification for that long is just impossible.
  • Make the broth: In a large soup pot, mix the broth ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil, then simmer for at least 30 minutes or so. It should be sort of golden in color. Taste to adjust seasoning. The broth should be sweet and a little salty.
  • Form the fish mixture into balls, cylinders, loaves -- whatever.
  • Add to broth, bring to a boil again, and then lower to a very slow boil for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Cool. Eat. Enjoy.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 189.5, Fat 2.9, SaturatedFat 0.8, Cholesterol 107.8, Sodium 440.2, Carbohydrate 25.9, Fiber 1.4, Sugar 11.4, Protein 14.7


Gefilte Fish Pate image

Begin your Passover dinner with this delicious gefilte fish pate recipe from Joan Nathan's "Jewish Cooking in America." Source: The Martha Stewart Show, April 2009

Provided by Martha Stewart

Categories     Food & Cooking     Appetizers

Number Of Ingredients 14

3 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 medium sweet onions (about 2 pounds), peeled and chopped
1 1/2 pounds whitefish fillet, bones removed, finely ground
1 1/2 pounds pike fillet, bones removed, finely ground
4 large eggs
2 cups cold water
6 tablespoons matzah meal
1 tablespoon coarse salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground white pepper
2 tablespoons sugar
2 large carrots, peeled and grated
Fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnish
Red horseradish, for serving
White horseradish, for serving


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until translucent. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine fish, cooled onions, eggs, water, matzah meal, salt, pepper, and sugar. Beat on medium speed for 15 minutes. Add grated carrots and mix until well combined.
  • Transfer mixture to 12-cup bundt pan, smoothing top with a spatula. Place bundt pan in a larger baking dish and fill baking dish 2-inches high with water. Transfer to oven and bake for 1 hour. Cover bundt pan with parchment paper-lined foil and continue baking until center feels solid when a wooden skewer is inserted into the center, about 1 hour more.
  • Remove bundt pan from oven and let stand 5 minutes. Invert onto a flat serving plate and refrigerate overnight. Slice and serve garnished with parsley.


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Provided by Sharon Lebewohl

Categories     Egg     Fish     Onion     Vegetable     Passover     Sukkot     Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur     Chill     Kosher     Boil

Yield Makes 12

Number Of Ingredients 16

For the gefilte fish balls
1 (1 1/2-pound) fillet of whitefish and (1 1/2-pound) fillet of carp or pike (at fish store, ask for whole fish, filleted and skinned. Retain the heads and bones. Many stores will also grind the fish for you)
2 large onions (about 2 cups when grated; don't tamp it down)
1 stalk celery
1/2 medium carrot
6 eggs, beaten
4 teaspoons sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/8 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup corn oil
1 cup matzo meal
For the cooking
Heads and bones from fish
4 medium onions, peeled and quartered
2 stalks celery, trimmed and chopped into 3-inch pieces
2 medium carrots, peeled


  • 1. In a food processor or grinder, grind fish (refrigerate heads and bones for later use), 2 onions, 1 stalk celery, and half a carrot. (If you use a food processor, make sure you leave no large pieces of fish or bones; you may want to transfer the mixture, bit by bit, into a wooden bowl, and go over it vigorously with a hand chopper.)
  • 2. Place fish mixture in a large bowl, and add eggs, sugar, salt, pepper, and corn oil, mixing thoroughly with a wire whisk. Stir in matzo meal, and continue to mix until everything is thoroughly blended. Refrigerate for 1 hour or more (longer, even overnight, is better).
  • 3. Fill 2 large stockpots three-quarters full of water, and bring to a vigorous boil. In each, throw in half the fish heads and bones, 2 onions, half the celery, and a carrot. Divide batter into 12 patties of equal size. (Don't worry that your batter is a little loose; it has to be that way to keep your gefilte fish light.) Transfer each patty to a large cooking spoon, shape into an oval, and very gently lower it into the boiling water. Put 6 in each pot. Lower heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
  • 4. Remove fish balls and carrots from pots, and refrigerate on a covered plate. Discard everything else. Serve chilled with red and/or white horseradish. Slice carrots for garnish.

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