Can you eat gefilte fish from the jar?
I like jarred Gefilte fish for its convenience, but of course it doesn’t taste as good as a homemade gefilte fish. However, don’t give up on ready-made gefilte fish – you can dramatically improve gefilte fish from a jar if you follow my recipe below.
Why is gefilte fish eaten at Passover?
By the Middle Ages, that Catholic dish had migrated into the Jewish kitchen under the moniker gefilte (stuffed) fish. The rabbis considered fish to be the perfect food to kick off a Sabbath or holiday meal, since fish symbolize the coming of the Messiah and fertility.
What kind of fish is gefilte fish?
Gefilte fish translates from Yiddish as “stuffed fish.” That’s because the dish, which is made by grinding up deboned fish (usually carp, whitefish, mullet, and pike) and adding filler ingredients like breadcrumbs, eggs, and vegetable scraps, was traditionally stuffed back into the skin of a whole fish; then, the