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Gefilte Fish, Homemade II (P, KLP, TNT)
Source: Self
Serves: about 6

2 large onions, one sliced thin, the other chopped
2 carrots, chopped
8-10 cloves garlic, chopped and divided
1 tablespoon dried parsley
3/4 lb salmon, or other oily fish
1 egg
1/4-1/2 cup matzo meal
Salt and pepper to taste

boiling water in a large pot

Place sliced onion, carrots, 3 or 4 cloves chopped garlic, and parsley in water. Add salt if you think it's necessary. Allow to simmer for 30 or 45 minutes or until carrots are soft.

In the meantime, combine salmon and chopped onion in a foot chopper (I use a salsa maker for this.) Combine well, then add remaining garlic and egg and combine well again. Season with salt and pepper. Add matzo meal, 1/4 cup at a time, until you have a cohesive paste that is not too heavy for the chopper to move around.

Drop by tablespoons into water and boil 7 to 10 minutes or until cooked through. Allow to cool. Serve with lots of horseradish if you're at my house.

Poster's Notes:
I am a complete novice at making gefilte fish. My husband detests gefilte fish. My non-Jewish stepson says of the concept, "It's just wrong!"

So why did I make gefilte fish tonight? I have no idea. It was like an insanity gripped me. And I just winged it, having read a recipe some months ago. As a result, this turned into something that my husband (grudgingly) admitted is edible and which I really liked. The stepson is another matter...

I did vary some from the recipe. (Duh!) I used a nice piece of salmon that was just beginning to age in the freezer (ah! There was method to my madness!) and a lot of garlic. I didn't have fish bones so I used a vegetable broth. Maybe that was just the change needed to convince Aaron that this wasn't evil. (The fact that it turned white instead of grey like the stuff he remembers his mother eating from a jar, and that it had no gel to speak of, probably contributed to his change of heart.)

Posted by Gypsy/Phyllis Wilson

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A