Wolf Blitzer's gefilte fish fixation and other holiday must-haves
November 9th, 2011
03:46 PM ET
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  1. Holly Golightly

    "Semiahmoo" has heard right: the stuff can be delicious. Gefilte fish is best when home made; but also available prepared in varying degrees of quality, as often with processed foods. At its best, is made with mild whitefish, matzo meal (primary ingredient in famed matzo ball), and a bit of egg, salt as desired. Ingredients are combined, formed into a patty or "cake", refridgerated for 20 minutes or so, and steamed to cook. Generally served cold with mild red horseradish. I always make from fresh ingredients for holidays and large family gatherings, and keep a couple of jars of the best on hand for a quick, tastey low calorie, high protien snack.

    The fish, even in popular prepared varieties, is very light in flavor and has no "fishy" odor or taste. Gefilte fish is available in either broth or parve geletine (none of the boiled bones typically used to make geletine products, even gummy bears), as low or non-salt, and is naturally fat free. Although it is not a "health food", is a very healthy food.

    Good for Wolf!

    November 11, 2011 at 5:19 am | Reply
  2. Bob

    Giffelte fish? Horrible. But that's not the real Wolf Blitzer. That is his stand in. I read the real Wolf on the internet all the time and know where he lives.

    November 10, 2011 at 2:19 am | Reply
  3. Semiahmoo

    Sean, I've heard the stuff is delicious.

    November 9, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Reply
  4. Sean

    Vile heavily salted fish patties packed in jelly, that smells worse then old socks!

    November 9, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Reply

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