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How to Make Gefilte Fish

Make this delicious gefilte fish for Passover. Enjoy it hot or cold.


  • Step 1: Prepare stock Combine the onions, sliced carrots, water, salt, and sugar in the large pot.
  • Step 2: Bring to boil Bring the stock to a boil; then reduce the heat to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes with the lid on.
  • Step 3: Combine ingredients Combine the remaining ingredients in the large bowl. With the hand mixer, beat the mixture on medium speed for 20 minutes.
  • TIP: Alternatively, combine it in a food processor for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Step 4: Moisten hands Moisten your hands with cold water and shape the mixture into golf-ball sized balls. Carefully place them the stock.
  • Step 5: Simmer Simmer for one and a half to two hours, partially covered. Remove the fish balls from the broth with the slotted spoon.
  • Step 6: Garnish Garnish each piece with a carrot slice and serve with the horseradish.
  • FACT: Did you know? The term "red herring" comes from a strategy used by 19th century British fugitives, who would rub a herring across their trail as a way of throwing search dogs off their scent.

You Will Need

  • 2 sliced onions
  • 2 sliced carrots
  • 6 c. water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 minced onions
  • 1 minced carrot
  • 2 tbsp. minced dill
  • 1 lb. minced whitefish
  • 1 lb. minced salmon
  • u00bd c. cold water
  • u00bc c. matzo meal
  • 2 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. pepper
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • Grated horseradish
  • A large pot with lid
  • A large bowl
  • A hand mixer
  • A slotted spoon
  • A food processor (optional)

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