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Pre Yom Kippur Fast Dinner

sherry f Aug 22, 2006 10:18 PM

I am starting to think about the High Holidays and really struggle every year with what to make before the fast on Yom Kippur. Additionally, my 16 year-old son is picky. Any easy ideas/recipes would be most appreciated as it is always a hectic day.

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    DeisCane Aug 25, 2006 01:58 PM

    Sorry, I forgot the word, "only" before "offender"!

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    1. re: DeisCane
      berel Aug 25, 2006 02:40 PM

      I forgive you ;-)

    2. davinagr Aug 23, 2006 05:48 PM

      Why not roast a turkey, there are wonderful ways to infuse the bird with fresh herbs, and then stuff with a challah based bread stuffing with fresh vegetables. A side dish could be vietnamese long beans which are everywhere at the farmers markets these days.

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        DeisCane Aug 23, 2006 05:38 PM

        The fish in sushi is loaded with sodium. Soy sauce is hardly the offender there.

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        1. re: DeisCane
          berel Aug 25, 2006 12:26 PM

          look at the ingredient list of a bottle of soy sauce and see it's sodium content. hardly an offender?

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          beepbeep123 Aug 23, 2006 05:19 PM

          Your best bet is boiled chicken from a hearty chicken soup. It's fast and simple and can be enjoyed with a little ketchup on the side. I make it a day or two befor the fast so that there is time to skim the fat off of the soup. I use lots of herbs, instead of salt or seasoning, for flavor. I wouldn't make any flavored roasted chicken dishes. They are bound to make anyone thirsty. Pasta is always a good,filling side dish.

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            sherry f Aug 23, 2006 05:28 PM

            Thanks. Boiled chicken, soup and challah is is what we have had for years and I guess I'm board with it. Do you think having sushi without the soya sauce and wasabi is ridiculous? It is basically carbs (rice) and protein (tuna or salmon)?

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            DeisCane Aug 23, 2006 01:01 PM

            Garlic can make you thirsty and of course isn't great on your breath. I always take a few mint-asures right before the fast to battle bad breath.

            1. weinstein5 Aug 22, 2006 11:34 PM

              this will probably get moved to home cooking but a great no salt chicken dish - honey lemon garlic chicken - it is my traditional pre fast dinner

              you will need:

              1 cut up chicken
              sweet paprika
              juice of 2 lemons
              6-8 cloves of garlic crushed (more if you wish)
              1/2-3/4 cup of honey
              1/4 cup vegetable oil

              Preheat oven to 350
              clean the chicken leaving the skins on
              brush with vegetable oil and sprinkle on paprika
              place in oven for 25 minutes
              in a seperate bowl combine garlic, lemon juice honey and enough water to make 1-1 1/2 cups of liquid - stir

              after chicken has cooked for 25 minutes pour honey/lemon/garlic mixture over and return chicken to the oven and cook until done another - 20-25 minutes

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                berel Aug 23, 2006 12:23 PM

                doesn't garlic make one thirsty? not the best way to start a fast

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                  Clarissa Aug 23, 2006 01:09 PM

                  I agree with the others, this dish would make me thirsty. Frankly, most chicken (it's salty, usually, and the garlic doesn't help) makes me thirsty. At our place I usuallly make a very simple pasta with something simple on the side, like roasted vegetables.

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