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My Passover Salmon Ring is not your Bubbe’s gefilte fish recipe! 

beet horseradish relish and Passover salmon ring

PASSOVER SALMON RING (GOURMET GEFILTE FISH)

Speckled with diced carrots, red onions and chunks of salmon, Passover Salmon Ring is truly a gourmet version of the traditional holiday gefilte fish!

This is a recipe that turns a low-key Passover staple like gefilte fish into a delicate and flavorful Seder showpiece.  I honestly think that this recipe is actually easier than making the traditional fish patties, and is infinitely more pretty!

It does take a few extra steps, like par-cooking some diced carrots, but once it’s in the mold, your work is done.  Baking the Passover Salmon Ring in a bain-marie ensures the delicate fish mixture cooks gently in it’s water bath.

Before we get to the recipe, let’s check out these fabulous Passover Seder Printables I’ve created especially for your holiday table!

 

PASSOVER CELEBRATION PRINTABLES

 

I just love to have a “theme” when I give a party in my home.  When inviting friends and family for a Passover Seder, it seems fitting to do the same.  This year I chose a “desert” theme with pyramids and camels on a “matzah” background.  How cute is that?

I’ll tell you how to get your own set of Passover Printables a little later in this post!

 

GOURMET GEFILTE FISH – My hubby swoons while enjoying this dish!

First, let’s start by talking about the kinds of fish you can use for your Passover Salmon Ring. 

close up of salmon and flounder fillets in bowlOf course, it’s got plenty of fresh salmon, both in the base, and chunks sprinkled between layers.

But you need to balance it with another flavorful type to make a truly great gefilte fish!

Here’s some suggestions, depending on your preferences and what’s fresh at the fish monger that day:

  • Whitefish
  • Flounder
  • Cod
  • Rockfish
  • Speckled trout

 

In this Passover Salmon Ring I added fresh flounder fillets, because that was what was freshest.  It’s all about fresh with fish!

 

 

LET’S PUT THIS BEAUTIFUL SALMON MOLD TOGETHER!

 

My Passover Salmon Ring is a lovely circular fish terrine that’s studded with par-cooked diced carrots and red onions.  The results are nothing less than spectacular when paired with my ruby red Beet Horseradish Relish!

Have your fish monger grind your fillets for you if you wish, or you can do it at home by pulsing a few times in a food processor.   Just make sure you use short bursts, as you don’t want to totally puree the fish at this stage.

If you opt to have your store grind your fish, make sure you take home at least 8 ounces of salmon to be cut into chunks.  You can see in the image above, the chunks are sprinkled into the center of the mold between two layers of the fish mixture.

 

 

NOW YOU’LL TAKE THIS FISH TO THE SMOOOOTH STAGE!

After beating the seasoned fish mixture for 5 minutes in a stand up mixer, you’ll add the diced carrots, red onions and dill.  A quick stir to integrate the “add-ins”, and it’s ready to go into the mold.

  • Gently fill the mold with half the salmon mixture, smooth with a spatula
  • Sprinkle the salmon chunks over the bottom layer
  • Fill mold with remaining fish mixture and smooth the top
  • Place the mold in a large baking pan filled with 2 inches of water, cover with foil
  • Bake for 45 minutes, cool for 30 minutes, remove from mold to your platter

 

 

At this point the Passover Salmon Ring needs to chill for at least a few hours before it’s served. 

But of course, for Passover, you’ll want to do what I always do.  Make it the day before and let it chill overnight in the refrigerator.  I like to platter the mold and do just a few last minute garnishes just before serving. 

NAN’S TIP:  IN THE IMAGE ABOVE, YOU CAN SEE A LAYER OF SALMON AROUND THE EDGES OF THE MOLD.  IF YOU PLACE SOME CHUNKS AGAINST THE SIDE OF THE PAN, THEY’LL BECOME A LOVELY “PINK” LAYER IN YOUR TERRINE.

And this is what I recommend you serve with your Passover Salmon Mold.  Gourmet gefilte fish deserves a condiment that’s as flavorful, and just as pretty!

 

BEET HORSERADISH RELISH

Beet Horseradish Relish is a delightful combination of tangy beets and red onions with a balsamic and horseradish laced sauce. 

slices of Passover salmon ring with beet horseradish relish on green plate

Passover Salmon Ring is perfection when served with Beet Horseradish Relish.  The pairing makes it an extra special Seder holiday dish!

While this is an extremely simple recipe that comes together in a snap, you do, however need to take the time to roast the beets.

But I don’t look at that as a disadvantage, after all, the time is completely “hands off”, and I can come and go as I please!  I usually plan to have them share the oven with another dish, or at least roast them off while I’m engaged in another task.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE RECIPE FOR:  BEET HORSERADISH RELISH

I hope you try these fabulous recipes for Passover Salmon Ring and Beet Horseradish Relish for your Seder this year. 

Let me know what you think and show us all some of your great pics over at THE FAB LIFE FACEBOOK GROUP. All of us gals in the group would love to see them!

 

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Gourmet Matzo Pancakes (Chremslach)

Asparagus Matzo Terrines with Blender Hollandaise Sauce

 

 

PASSOVER CELEBRATION PRINTABLES

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Passover salmon ring

Passover Salmon Ring (Gourmet Gefilte Fish)

Yield: 18 Servings
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 25 minutes

Not your Bubbe's gefilte fish recipe! Speckled with diced carrots, red onions and chunks of salmon, it's truly a gourmet version of the traditional Passover gefilte fish!

Ingredients

  • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 lbs. fresh salmon (1/2 lb. cut into chunks)
  • 1 lb. fresh cod, flounder or whitefish
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • Large Vidalia onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh fennel, finely chopped
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp. matzo meal (kosher for Passover)
  • 1/3 cup ice water
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
  • Fresh dill for garnishing
  • Serve with BEET HORSERADISH RELISH

Instructions

COMPONENTS

  1. Place carrots in medium saucepan. Add salt, sugar and water to cover carrots and place over medium heat. Cover pan and bring to a simmer, reduce heat and cook JUST until crisp-tender. Drain and immediately plunge carrots in ice water to stop cooking process. Drain and hold until needed.
  2. Cut 8 ounces of the salmon into chunks and refrigerate until ready to assemble salmon ring.
  3. In your food processor, pulse remainder of salmon and your 2nd fish in short bursts. Be careful NOT to puree the fish. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease an 8-cup ring mold and fill a larger baking pan with 2 inches of water.
  4. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the chopped onion and fennel in oil for 5-7 minutes, until soft, but not browned. Set aside to cool.

ASSEMBLY PREP

  1. Using a standing mixer equipped with a flat beater, add processed fish, sauteed vegetables, eggs, salt, pepper, matzah meal and ice water to the bowl. Beat on medium speed for 5 minutes, scraping down the bowl half way through time.
  2. Add diced carrots, chopped red onion and fresh dill to the fish mixture. GENTLY FOLD them into the fish with a SPATULA, until well combined.

ASSEMBLY

  1. Pour half the fish mixture into the prepared ring mold, smoothing top with the spatula. Scatter reserved salmon chunks on top of fish mixture. Fill mold with remaining fish and smooth top with spatula.
  2. Place the ring mold into the larger, water-filled baking pan. Cover with aluminum foil, bake for 45 minutes, or until center is firm when pushed.
  3. Remove mold from water, and let cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes. Slide a sharp knife around the sides and center of the mold, then carefully invert the mold onto a flat serving platter.
  4. Chill for at least 3 hours or up to 24 hours before serving.
  5. Serve with BEET HORSERADISH RELISH


SALMON RING CAN BE MADE UP TO 24 HOURS BEFORE SERVING TIME.

Nutrition Information
Yield 18 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 206Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 87mgSodium 434mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 22g

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