Perfect for Passover or anytime! You gotta love beets though!
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Chopped Onion
2 Peeled & Diced Parsnips
1 Small Peeled & Diced Celery Root
1 Peeled & Diced Turnip
1 1/2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt
2 Cups Cooked & Diced Beets
3 1/2 Cups Drained & Diced Canned Tomatoes (15 Ounce Can)
3 1/2 Cups Low-Sodium Beef Broth or Vegetable Broth
3 Cups Water
1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
1/3 Cup Plus 3 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Dill
In a large-size saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-low heat. Add onions and cook for 5 minutes until translucent. Stir occasionally. Add parsnips, celery root, turnips, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Cover with a lid and cook for 5 minutes until vegetables begin to soften. Add beets, tomatoes, broth, water, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes until vegetables are tender. Stir in 1/3 cup dill. Remove from heat and ladle into individual bowls. Serve hot topped with remaining dill and sour cream. Serves 4
© Victoria Hart Glavin
If you don’t want to make traditional gefilte fish then salmon is an excellent substitute and also delicious served at room temperature. I always try to purchase wild salmon at my local fishmonger. During the week I buy my fish at Pescatore Seafood (Grand Central Market) in New York and Superior Seafood in Westport, CT when I am at my Connecticut house on the weekends. This is truly an effortless dish that can be made for Passover or any day of the year for that matter.
1 Cup Fresh Snipped Cut Chives
1/4 Cup Snipped Fresh Dill
1/2 Cup Grapeseed Oil Plus 2 Tablespoons
1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 Teaspoon Jarred White Horseradish
1 Large Sliced Onion
2 Pounds Fresh Salmon Fillet
1/4 Cup Olive Oil Plus 3 Tablespoons
2 Teaspoons Smoked Paprika
1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
1/2 Cup Fresh Dill Leaves
Preheat your oven to 250º F. To make the herb oil combine the chives, dill, kosher salt and oil in a food processor or blender. Process on high until roughly pureed. Add two more tablespoons of the oil and process until nice and smooth. Transfer into a medium size bowl and then stir in the horseradish. Set aside.
Cut the salmon crosswise into 8 equal pieces. Bring the salmon to room temperature. Leave the skin on and remove any bones with a tweezer. Grease a large, but shallow roasting pan with 3 tablespoons olive oil. Coat both sides of the salmon with 1/4 cup olive oil. Coat well. In a small size bowl combine the paprika, kosher salt and pepper. Massage the spices into the fish. Place the sliced onion pieces on the bottom of the roasting pan. Place the salmon, skin side down, in the pan and scatter the fresh dill leaves on top. Place the salmon into the oven and cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Depending on how done you like your salmon you can adjust cooking time to be shorter or longer. Remove from the oven and remove the salmon skin. Throw away the onion slices and dill. Place the salmon pieces onto a serving platter and drizzle with some of the herb oil. Place the leftover herb oil on the table for guests to add more if they like. Serves 4
My Classic Haroset is sweet with raisins and cinnamon. You can vary the nuts by using pecans, hazelnuts or a combination. Make sure to use Gala, Braeburn or Jonagold apples. Don’t use Red Delicious because they are too bland.
3 Large Peeled, Cored & Sliced Apples
3/4 Cups Toasted Walnuts
1/2 Cup Golden Raisins
1 1/2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Kosher Sweet Concord Grape Wine
Preheat your oven to 350º F. Place the walnuts on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and put into the oven for 8 minutes. Remove the toasted nuts and let cool for 5 minutes. Combine the apples, walnuts, raisins and ground cinnamon in a food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the wine. Cover and put into the fridge for 4 hours or overnight. When you are ready to serve remove from the fridge and bring to room temperature. Taste and add more cinnamon or wine if you like. Makes about 2 1/2 cups.