Easy Gefilte Fish

Author Notes:

We did it! What is it you may ask? Make gefilte fish edible. Mazel! Some of you out there may see the words gefilte fish and cringe. Blech! I know I did. That is until I ventured out to make my own recipe. Turns out homemade fish balls are delish! I teamed up with my friend Hilah of Hilah Cooking to make this easy gefilte fish recipe. We even classed it up by using salmon!

What Jew Wanna Eat

Serves: 12


Gefilte Fish

  • 1 quart fish stock (homemade or store bought)
  • 3/4 pound boned whitefish (turbot, cod, pike, etc.)
  • 3/4 pound boned salmon
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, fine diced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup matzo meal
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Horseradish Dipping Saice

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup horseradish
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • salt to taste
In This Recipe


  1. In a small pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat and saute the onion until soft, or about 5 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Chop the fish into fine pieces and place in a bowl. Add the cooled onions, eggs, matzo meal, parsley, salt, and pepper and combine. The mixture should be firm enough to be able to form into balls. If it is too soft, add a bit more matzo meal, if it is too hard add a bit of the fish stock.
  3. Form 2-3 tablespoons of the fish mixture into smooth balls and set aside. You should get 12 balls.
  4. Add the balls to the simmering broth in a single layer and simmer until cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the gefilte fish with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel.
  6. To make the horseradish sauce, combine all ingredients. Serve gefilte fish room temperature or cold on a bed of lettuce with the horseradish sauce!

More Great Recipes:
Horseradish|Parsley|Seafood|Make Ahead|Passover|Spring|Side|Appetizer

Reviews (2) Questions (0)

2 Reviews

Christine B. September 1, 2017
RE: The Gefilte fish recipe: You don't explain about the broth to cook (poach) the fish. Should they be covered? Turned? Please give me a few more details. I can't wait to try this recipe!
Author Comment
What J. September 1, 2017
Hi Christine- I have the liquid almost covering the balls, and cover the pot too. No need to turn them. I've made them other ways (liquid covering, no lid, baked in the oven) and they always turn out great!<br /><br />Amy