A festive appetizer helps to differentiate a Sabbath meal from a weekday family meal. Each of these hors d'oeuvres is either parve or meat so it can be served with a meat meal. Enjoy these favorite Jewish holiday and Shabbos first courses.
Cook with your child and put delicious, healthy food on the table at the same time with this easy Grilled Vegetable Platter recipe. I cut the various vegetables into pieces. Then my daughter arranged them in fun patterns on baking sheets. This was meant to be a side dish for Sabbath dinner, but it became an antipasti appetizer as everyone ate it before Shabbat dinner was even served.
Artichokes make a wonderful first course, especially for the Sabbath lunch meal. Children love to pull off one leaf at a time until they get to the heart of the artichoke. What a fun and healthy way to start a festive family meal together!
Gefilte fish is a loaf of chopped up fish, usually white-fleshed freshwater fish such as carp or pike. The chopped fish is generally mixed with onions, carrots and parsley. Eggs and matzah meal hold the mixture together. This gefilte fish recipe is unique in that it uses gefilte fish from a jar and bakes, rather than boils, the fish.
Why work hard when you don't have to? You can enjoy great tasting gefilte fish without spending all day in the kitchen. Simply buy a frozen gefilte fish loaf, cover with tomato sauce, and bake. Baked Gefilte Fish in Tomato Sauce is an easy and delicious Shabbos appetizer.
This Nile Perch recipe is easy enough for novice fish cooks to master and tasty enough for novice fish eaters to enjoy. Just count to three for a delicious and healthy main dish. One, rub mayonnaise on the fish. Two, sprinkle spices on the fish. Three, bake. Sometimes it is surprisingly simple to prepare great food.
The classic Chef's Salad recipe, which includes meat and cheese, is not kosher. Fortunately Susie Fishbein has created a kosher recipe for Chef's Salad. Susie's Kosher Chef's Salad taste wonderful, and it makes the perfect appetizer for a Sabbath meal. Mix the salad right before the meal and serve portions on individual plates. Easy, delicious and kosher!
When I was little, my Hungarian-Israeli mother would use the meat from her chicken soup to make a Shabbos appetizer that we called Glingli. Later I learned that mom's Glingli was actually a kosher, non-dairy, economical version of Chicken a la King. Ima's Chicken a la King recipe uses oil instead of butter, substitutes chicken soup for milk, and leaves out the mushrooms. If you want to jazz it up, you can add fresh chopped mushrooms, red bell pepper slices and/or frozen peas.
I was served this Deli Roll for a Shabbat appetizer at a friend's house, and I immediately knew the recipe was destined for this Kosher Food site. Everyone, including the kids, loved the look and taste of this easy to prepare first course.
These Mushroom Blintzes are my favorite Friday night appetizer. I make a large batch, and then store them in the freezer. When Friday night rolls around, I have delicious and festive appetizer that can be easily defrosted, heated and served.
How can you make a Reuben sandwich both kosher and a Shabbat appetizer? Simply remove the dairy ingredients such as the cheese and roll the corn beef and sauerkraut in puff pastry dough. The result is a festive deli roll that your family and guests will love.
I fell in love with this recipe, which was created by Canada's leading kosher cookbook author Norene Gilletz, because it raises traditional Jewish gefilte fish to new heights. This Three-Color Gefilte Fish Loaf is healthy, beautiful and festive. And it is surprisingly easy to prepare. I plan to serve it for our Purim Seudah, Passover Seder and many holiday meals to come.
This Vegetarian Chopped Liver is so delicious that you won't mind the frying it requires. There are many versions of parve chopped liver, but this one made of eggplants, onions, garlic, and hard-boiled eggs is our family's favorite. Vegetarian chopped liver is lighter and healthier than real chopped chicken livers, but the taste is quite similar.