Gefilte Fish Recipe

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Gefilte Fish
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  1. Cover the fish scraps, in a large pot with water- about 4 inches above the scraps.
  2. Add apprx 1/3 onions, bring to a boil & reduce heat, cook for 45 minutes, Strain out the fish scraps.
  3. 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.
  4. Add eggs lightly beaten, a bit at a time & go on after each addition.
  5. Add Matzo meal and 1/2 cup of water.
  6. 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.
  7. Season well with salt & pepper.
  8. Drop the carrots into the fish stock.
  9. 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.
  10. They are happy being crowded in.
  11. Cover the pot and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
  12. Let the fish balls cool in the liquid when cooled remove fish balls & carrots to a platter.
  13. Reduce stock to about 2 cups.
  14. Strain stock over the fish balls cover and refrigerate.
  15. Remove Fishballs 30 minutes before serving from the fridger.
  16. Serve with some of the fish jelly a carrot piece and plenty of horseradish.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 186.65 Kcal (781 kJ)
Calories from fat 71.34 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.93g 12%
Cholesterol 115.75mg 39%
Sodium 94.45mg 4%
Potassium 537.09mg 11%
Total Carbs 6.42g 2%
Sugars 2.75g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.61g 6%
Protein 22.52g 45%
Vitamin C 6.2mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 11%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Calcium 69.8mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 99.5 Kcal (417 kJ)
Calories from fat 38.03 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.23g 12%
Cholesterol 61.7mg 39%
Sodium 50.35mg 4%
Potassium 286.31mg 11%
Total Carbs 3.42g 2%
Sugars 1.47g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0.86g 6%
Protein 12g 45%
Vitamin C 3.3mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 11%
Iron 0.7mg 8%
Calcium 37.2mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.1
  • 5

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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