Recipe for Sephardic Gefilte Fish

Salmon with Chick Pea Pancake

Holiday - This is a holiday favorite

This is our Passover favorite. We've been making it with ling cod lately, and it works just as well as monk fish or cod.

Put in tons of parsley, not just a few sprigs.

Sephardic Gefilte Fish

from the New York Times

2 lbs cod, lotte or tile fish
1 small onion
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 egg
salt and pepper
1 cup matzoh meal
oil for frying - olive oil is excellent
water for boiling in a big pot
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp turmeric
3 tbsp tomato paste
parsely sprigs

1) Grind fish, onion, and garlic in food processor in several batches, then mix together in a big bowl.
2) Add cumin, cayenne, the egg, salt, pepper and matzoh meal.
3) Heat oil in a frying pan, then make the fish mixture into elongated, hand sized "balls" and fry them until browned on each side. Remove each "ball" or ovoid so it can drain on paper towels.
4) Bring a big pot of water to boil, add lemon juice, turmeric, tomato paste and parsley sprigs.
5) Add the fish "balls" to the boiling brew and let them cook for a while. Don't add too many at once or boil too briskly, but you can get them all in and boiling without trouble.

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