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Gefilte Fish

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Gefilte fish is a ground fish balls recipe. Cooked in fish stock the fish balls made with a fish of choice along witg carrots is seasoned and can be served with noodles or over rice.
  Celery stalk 1 , sliced
  Matzo meal 2 Tablespoon
  Carrots 3 , sliced
  Eggs 3 , well beaten
  Onions 4 , sliced
  Fish fillets 5 Pound (Plus Trimmings)
  Pepper To Taste
  Salt To Taste

Work fish fillets through the finest blade of a food grinder and set aside.
Put fish heads, bones, and trimmings in a large kettle along with 3 onions, celery, carrots, salt, pepper, and enough water to cover.
Cook to the boiling point, then simmer.
Grate the remaining onion very fine and combine with eggs.
Mix thoroughly with the ground fish, adding the matzo meal, a little more salt and pepper, and 4 tablespoons of water.
Shape into balls and drop into the simmering fish broth.
Make certain broth is barely bubbling, then cover, and cook 2 hours.
Cool right in the broth, then transfer to a serving platter.
Use the cooked carrots for garnish.
Strain the broth and refrigerate until jellied.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2625 Calories from Fat 583

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 66 g101.5%

Saturated Fat 5 g24.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 2134.5 mg711.5%

Sodium 2786.6 mg116.1%

Total Carbohydrates 95 g31.7%

Dietary Fiber 16.1 g64.4%

Sugars 33.8 g

Protein 430 g859.8%

Vitamin A 629.8% Vitamin C 87.7%

Calcium 148.2% Iron 25.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Gefilte Fish Recipe