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Gefilte Fish

Gefilte Fish

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Eileen Mintz

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.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 513 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 14.2 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.4g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 62.1 g
  • 124%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 264 mg
  • 88%
  • Sodium:
  • 1446 mg
  • 58%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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Reviews

CRUISERRBB
41
4/6/2004

This recipe is great and easy if you have a food processor. I used red snapper, salmon and cod for the fish and I added a little more spice (for a little more kick). They come out a beautiful pink color....just enjoy!!

ebedeeb
13
4/18/2011

Just finished cooking the first batch...awesome recipe. My fish combo was a bit different, but all measurements were the same...but doubled. Im sure my guests will enjoy it at the seder tommorrow.

Buck & Suzy's Kitchen
7
9/28/2011

The Gefilte Fish in a jar at the store are repulsive... this is not and well worth the effort. I made this today for Rosh Hashanah. the basic recipe is solid. You can revise the fishes however you want. i used primarily salmon and the flavor was lovely. I added broth cubes to it for a bit more flavor and more salt because it was lacking a bit. loved the texture and flavor. I also added in quite a bit more matzo meal to get the right consistency and omitted most of the water. everyone enjoyed it tremendously.