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Zaatar Crusted Gefilte Fish

zaatar crusted gefilte fish

This dish combines the old Jewish dish with Mediterranean flavors. Serve it with some Mediterranean dips and win the heart of your guests.

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  • 6-8Servings


  • 1 loaf frozen gefilte fish
  • ¼ cup Jamie Geller Za'atar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon wasabi powder
  • Water
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. In a mixing bowl combine the zaatar, salt, pepper and olive oil. Coat generously the frozen fish from all sides and place in a baking pan. Bake for 1 hour, until fully cooked, increase the heat to 425°F and bake for additional 10 minutes and let it get brown and crisp.

3. For the wasabi aioli, slowly combine the wasabi powder with water until it becomes a paste (as instructed on the wasabi powder box). With a whisk or using your fingers, combine the wasabi with the mayonnaise.
4. The dish can be served warm or in room temperature.