Sweet & Tangy Gefilte Fish

Sweet & Tangy Gefilte FishAs we have a custom to eat fish on Rosh HaShanah – may we be like the head and not the tail; may we be fruitful and multiply like fish – and as we have a custom to eat foods with honey on Rosh HaShanah – may we be blessed with a sweet new year! – here is a great recipe for your Yom Tov table.  It’s a nice change from your usual gefilte fish and the sweet and tangy sauce, with the addition of the sautéed veggies, is tasty and appealing.

Like all my recipes, it’s quick to put together, healthy and yummy to eat, and pleasing to serve. 

Sweet & Tangy Gefilte Fish

Pre-heat the oven to 350*.  Remove two loaves of frozen gefilte fish from the freezer and set aside.

In a saucepan or small pot, heat a few tablespoons of oil over medium-low heat.  Add to the pot: 2 medium onions, diced; 2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced; 2 stalks of celery, thinly sliced; 2 cubes of frozen garlic and 2 cubes of frozen parsley.

Sauté the vegetables for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are softened.  While the veggies are sautéing, prepare the sauce in a pyrex measuring cup or small bowl.

Measure out:

1/2 c. ketchup, 1/2 c. honey, 1/4 c. cold water, 1 Tbsp. dijon mustard and 2 Tbsp. white vinegar.

Once the vegetables are softened, add the sauce to the pot and stir to combine.  Cover the pot and simmer the sauce for about 10-15 minutes.

Unwrap the two loaves of gefilte fish and place them in a baking dish (large enough to hold 2 loaves of fish and sauce.  I like to use a 9×13 foil pan, but double it for added strength).  Pour the hot sauce over the loaves of fish.  Cover the pan tightly and bake the fish on 350*, covered, for one and a half hours. 

Serve the fish in slices.  This dish can be served warm or cold, according to your liking. 

Keep in mind some of my previous recipes, which would also be very nice on your Yom Tov table. 

Apple Squash Muffins can be found at:


Apple Cinnamon Muffins can be found at:


Feel free to browse the recipe section at https://michalhorowitz.com/category/recipes/ to see which other recipes you may like.

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Wishing you, and all of Klal Yisrael, a כתיבה וחתימה טובה ושנה טובה ומתוקה,


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