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Mark Siegel's Whitefish Salad

No recipe image available."I particularly like this version of whitefish salad, because there is no filler in it. Mark, a political consultant who served in the Carter White House, makes it for break-the-fast as well as during the year brunches." - Joan Nathan.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (4-pound) smoked whitefish
5 stalks celery, strings removed
2 cups sour cream (approximately)
3 heaping tablespoons mayonnaise
Freshly ground pepper to taste
2 tablespoons snipped fresh dill
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Garnish: sprigs of fresh dill and/or parsley

Cooking Directions:

  1. Keeping the skin of the whitefish intact and the head still attached, carefully remove the bones from the whitefish and place the meat in a mixing bowl.
  2. Dice the celery and combine with the whitefish, along with 1 cup of the sour cream, the mayonnaise, and the pepper. Add the dill and parsley and as much more sour cream as is wanted.
  3. Stuff the mixture back into the skin of the whitefish, remaking the shape of a fish. Garnish with additional dill and parsley.

Makes enough for at least 10 people (D).

Recipe from: Jewish Cooking in America by Joan Nathan.