gefilte fish

ge·​fil·​te fish | \ gə-ˈfil-tə- How to pronounce gefilte fish (audio) \

Definition of gefilte fish

: balls or cakes of seasoned minced fish usually simmered in a fish stock or baked in a tomato sauce

Examples of gefilte fish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was Purell at the sukkah’s entrance, and taco salad and gefilte fish in takeout containers; the attendees, who wore masks and sat far apart, drank rosé out of cans. Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, "“We Don’t Protest”: Borough Park’s Mask-Burning Demonstrators," 1 Nov. 2020 The menu also features tempting ways to round out the dinner table with challah, chicken liver spread, gefilte fish, honey cake and more. Janelle Bitker,, "Bay Area restaurants offering Rosh Hashanah dinners for a takeout celebration," 9 Sep. 2020 All dine-in entrées come with a glass of kosher wine, matzo ball soup, gefilte fish or chopped liver, mini potato pancakes, carrot tzimmes, dessert as well as coffee or tea. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "Check out these Rosh Hashana restaurant and market specials," 17 Sep. 2019 Leah ate Wednesday’s Passover dinner’s leftover matzo ball soup and gefilte fish for lunch on Easter Sunday, following their egg hunt and jelly bean snack. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, "The Brewer family continues to weather the coronavirus pandemic," 13 Apr. 2020 For instance, the meal offers an abundance of food, including matzo ball soup and gefilte fish, two staples of Eastern European Jewish cuisine. James Deutsch, Smithsonian Magazine, "Why Is This Year’s Passover Seder Different From All Other Years?," 8 Apr. 2020 And, yes, even the gefilte fish: a custom grind of rock cod and whitefish in a fennel-thyme fumet. Rachel Levin,, "Wise Sons’ brisket recipe for Passover," 2 Apr. 2020 The menu includes gefilte fish, chopped liver, matzo balls, chicken soup, brisket, roasted turkey, potato kugel, matzo kugel, sponge cake, honey cake, macaroon cookies and charoses. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "D-FW restaurants offering takeout and delivery for Easter and Passover," 31 Mar. 2020 The festivities in Iraq featured kosher wine, matzahs and cans of gefilte fish sent from New York, and Jewish men and women in uniform singing traditional Shabbat songs and discussing the weekly Torah portion. Larry Luxner,, "Shabbat Project aims to unite world’s Jews in spirit of Sabbath," 5 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of gefilte fish

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gefilte fish

Yiddish, literally, stuffed fish

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The first known use of gefilte fish was in 1892

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15 Nov 2020

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“Gefilte fish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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