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Apr 3, 2014 10:23 PM

Best Gefilte Fish NOT from a jar or from your mother

Russ Daughters we know. any other suggestions?? even in wyoming (just kidding there)

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  1. We like Ungers. Just make sure to take it out of the water and drain it before refrigerating it.

    1. if you saw the april 15th article in the times about gefilte, and the Great fish shortage, it may be a moot point for this year

      1. Actually there exists jarred gefilte fish that is not just edible but actually good. I refer to the "Noam Gourmet" brand. Try it, and you'll never speak of jarred gefilte fish with quite the same disdain, for all that so many brands are vile.

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        1. re: zsero

          I was waiting for you to weigh in, z. :-)

          1. re: DeisCane

            I'm not a shareholder in the company, honestly! :-) I don't even know who the owners are. I'm just a very satisfied customer who would like other people to enjoy something they don't even suspect can exist.

            I even put it in my shalach monos one year :-)

            1. re: zsero

              My favorite jarred is is Yehuda -

              1. re: zsero

                Did you make any converts from your shalach manot? If I saw jarred gefilte fish in a Purim package, without knowing otherwise I would probably assume it was awful, and donate it to the post-Purim Tomchei Shabbos collection (not that "poor" people should be forced to eat untasty stuff, but I guess I leave that decision to them.)

                Funny, I saw jars of the Noam brand tonight when I went to the store to pick up something for yom tov, and was thinking of this thread, but decided against purchasing it tonight. Maybe next time.

                1. re: queenscook

                  I don't know. I know I did make one convert, but not from that shalach monos -- another year, I gave one specific family a case of Noam gefilte fish jars, with a homentash in a sandwich bag taped to the side for the second food.

                  I've also used shalach monos to "evangelise" for Chuster brand soup mandlen. In my opinion they are so much better than the tiny ones from Israel that everyone uses, which often taste stale and/or rancid. And yet so many people aren't aware that there's a better alternative. Recently I've seen the same style of mandlen imported from Australia, on sale everywhere at $3 a bag, while the Chuster is about $2. (The Ozzie ones are slightly better in my opinion, but not enough better to justify the extra expense.)

            1. A & B frozen logs - they're amazing!