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Gefilte Fish

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  Fish fillets 6 Pound, heads, tails, bones and skin removed and reserved (3 Kilogram, Mixture Of Carp, Whiting, Whitefish Or Walleyed Pike)
  Onions 6 , 4 sliced and 2 chopped
  Carrots 2 Large, thinly sliced
  Sugar 4 Teaspoon
  Eggs 3
  Matzo meal 2 Tablespoon
  Cold water 125 Milliliter (1/2 Cup)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Grind the fish fillets very finely.
Put the heads, tails, bones and skin into a saucepan and add the sliced onions, carrots, sugar, and plenty of salt and pepper.
Just cover with water and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat to low.
Meanwhile, place the eggs and the remaining 2 onions in a blender and blend well.
Fold them into the ground fish.
Add the matzo meal and season well with salt and pepper.
Fold in the cold water.
Wet your hands and shape the mixture into balls.
Drop the balls onto the fish trimmings and liquid and reduce the heat to very low.
Cover the pan and simmer for 2 hours, removing the scum occasionally.
With a slotted spoon, remove the balls from the broth and arrange them on a serving dish.
Garnish the balls with the sliced carrot.
Strain the cooking liquid into a bowl.
Put the balls and the strained broth into the refrigerator to chill.
Serve the gefilte fish with the jellied broth.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
135 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 532 Calories from Fat 112

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g19.5%

Saturated Fat 0.84 g4.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 405.7 mg135.2%

Sodium 523.9 mg21.8%

Total Carbohydrates 23 g7.5%

Dietary Fiber 3.2 g12.7%

Sugars 10.5 g

Protein 85 g170.8%

Vitamin A 82.7% Vitamin C 19.3%

Calcium 29.3% Iron 4.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Gefilte Fish Recipe