This light and fluffy homemade gefilte fish recipe was given to me by Rebbetsin C. Muller. I used to spend many Shabbos afternoons at their home. Years later, searching for that perfect gefilte fish recipe, I knew exactly where to go. This recipe also works for Pesach as well.
- 2 lbs of ground whitefish -
- 1 medium onion -
- 2 medium carrots -
- 2 eggs -
- ½ cup sugar -
- White pepper -
- 2 level tsp salt -
- Add into water
- ¼ to ½ cup sugar -
- 3 Tbsp kosher salt -
- Black pepper -
- 2 onions, sliced -
- 2 large carrots -
1. For fish mixture, grate carrots and onions very finely. Place in a large bowl.
2. Add fish, eggs, sugar and white pepper. Mix well, add salt and mix again. The salt pulls together the mixture.
3. Place 2 pieces of parchment paper (about 18 inches long) on a flat surface and make them slightly wet by wiping them with a wet cloth. Place ½ of mixture onto the centre of each piece of paper and roll paper around the mixture forming a log, twisting at the ends to seal.
4. In a large pot, combine about 1½ inches of water, sugar, salt, pepper, sliced onions and whole carrots. Bring to a boil.
5. Place logs into boiling water and cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Remove the paper from around the fish and let simmer for 45 minute more. Serve cold.
TIP: Use small fancy cookie cutters to cut out fancy shapes from the cooked carrots. Use as a garnish on the fish slices when serving.