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GEFILTE FISH, FINALLY!

30 Apr

Please don’t misread the word and mispronounce it like I did the first time. I kept seeing, “geflite fish” instead of “gefilte fish.” It’s pronounced something like guh-fil-tuh.


Luckily, Publix had it on sale this time, so I paid something like $4.50 for a whole jar of it!


Gefilte fish is a Jewish food. To a Southerner, the only good comparison I can give is saying that’s akin to a boiled salmon patty. I’m not sure if any other explanation would do.

But what I can say is that it’s absolutely delicious- especially if you add garlic and celery seed to it, along with some salt- that’s as per the instructions of my Jewish friend Shmueli.

I know that the gefilte fish doesn’t look nearly as pretty as it could- but it’s delicious, absolutely delicious. Definitely try it!

Beaux


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8 Comments

Posted by on April 30, 2011 in postaday2011, seafood

 

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8 responses to “GEFILTE FISH, FINALLY!

  1. "Shmu the Jew"

    April 30, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    i love mine stewed with sliced carrots and celery. wonderful. it really is good when done fresh. most of us buy the stuff in frozen loaves and then cook them ourselves before chilling and slicing like a meatloaf. to show how much draw it has you can even find simple recipes on sites like Williams Sonoma http://www.williams-sonoma.com/recipe/gefilte-fish-loaf-with-beet-horseradish-cream.html?cm_src=RECIPESEARCH

     
    • enamouredslave

      April 30, 2011 at 5:30 pm

      I ended up heating it up to recapture the flavor- the broth in the jar is delicious hot!

       
  2. "Shmu the Jew"

    April 30, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    yes the broth makes it all worth while. though one of the most popular ways i do it, and its gaining momentum in the jewish eating world apparently, is to take the raw uncooked batter and frying in oil like i guess one would other types of fishcakes or croquettes. with some horseradish or a side of salad or salsa the stuff is lovely.

     
    • enamouredslave

      April 30, 2011 at 5:41 pm

      In other words, a Jewish salmon patty. You should fry it up like that and eat it with cole slaw- that would make it totally Southern.

       
  3. "Shmu the Jew"

    April 30, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    if your lucky to find it , usually gefilte fish comes in frozen loaves wrapped in parchment paper that you boil or basically poach: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=433913566109&set=a.122612171109.125132.735691109&type=1&theater

    you cook it in the boiling water, i add veggies to my broth to season it. it looks like this when done and sliced ready to serve:

    but if you slice it up like medallions and fry them up golden they look like this:

     
    • enamouredslave

      April 30, 2011 at 6:06 pm

      And now you’ve basically written my whole blog for me, thanks! Jews for the win!

       
  4. Gigi

    May 2, 2011 at 9:53 am

    I think I would try it if it were done like salmon croquettes. Otherwise, hummmm, not so sure….

     

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