Gefilte Fish - Passover Recipe

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Jan. 19, 2012

This spectacular Gefilte Fish recipe is popular in the Ashkenazi Jewish community around the world. This delicate flavored fish balls usually eaten on Jewish Holidays such as Rosh Hashanah and they are absolutely a must have on my Holiday table. Even if you are not Jewish you definitely should try them, they are so good and easy that you will start making them regardless if its Holiday or you just want to treat your family with something really yummy. Hope you enjoy those amazing Gefilte Fish as much as I and my family and friends enjoying them.


For the broth
Water 1 1/2 Liter (1
Parsley 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (One handful used)
Carrots/Baby carrots 1 cup
Salt To Taste
For the gefilte fish
Matzo meal 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Garlic clove 1 Medium
Onion 1 Medium
White fish fillets 2 Pound
Eggs 3 Medium
Vegetable oil 3 Tablespoon
Sugar 1 Teaspoon
White pepper To Taste



1. In a deep skillet, take about an inch or 1 1/2 inch deep water.

2. Add the onion peel, parsley and carrots. Season with salt.

3. Bring it to a boil. Then, lower the heat and let simmer for about 5 - 7 minutes.

4. In a food processor, powder the matzo meal and set aside in a bowl.

5. Add the onion (cut into pieces) and garlic cloves. Blitz to a fine paste and add to the bowl with the powdered matzo meal.

6. Next, add the fish and process that to a paste as well. Remove to the bowl with the other ingredients.

7. Into this bowl, add the eggs, vegetable oil, sugar, salt and white pepper. Mix everything to combine well.

8. Take out parsley and onion peel from simmering broth in the skillet.

9. With moist hands form balls using the prepared batter and gently place them in the simmering water (broth).

10. Let simmer over medium-low for about 20 minutes.


11. Serve warm or cold with slices of carrots on top and some horseradish on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 246Calories from Fat 87

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.4%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 186 mg7.75%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.3%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 24 g48%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet