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Saturday Night Seder Menu


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This year the second seder falls on Motzei Shabbat.  That means we really have to get everything ready early.  Usually we can cook on yom tov to prepare for the second night, but this year, we do not have that luxury.  I have been asked by a few people for good recipes to serve for the second seder considering the limiations.  My first thought is brisket, the classic seder recipe that is even better the next day, but you can really do any braised meat, short ribs, osso bucco, beef stew, even the ones with flour should work well with out it or you can use matzo meal to coat the meat when necessary.  After that comes a saucy chicken that won’t dry out when reheated.  Kugels are always good and so are the soups.  Here is a new menu that won’t take too much time to prepare.

Many of us have the tradition to start the seder with a hard boiled egg.  Go ahead and try these  Onion Skin and Tea Infused Eggs for a fun change.  Matzah Ball Soup reheats beautifully so no need to mess with that tradition, aside from trying these Carrot Dill Matzah Balls.

Next, lets talk mains. Many of us like to serve two choices a poultry and a meat.  For the poultry choice you really want something that stays moist and Jamie’s Speedy Coq Au Vin has just enough wine to do the trick.

Instead of a brisket I am suggesting these flavorful Beef Short Ribs.  They sit perfectly on a bed of mashed potatoes or mashed sweet potates, which also happens to reheat well.

These Spicy Sauteed Leeks and Spinach will reheat well and add a bright color to the plate or you can simply roast asparagus or broccoli quickly while everyone is eating the soup.

For dessert this Olive Oil Chocolate Mousse is the perfect end to a perfect meal.

Let us know what you plan on serving in the comments below.


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About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




2 Responses to Saturday Night Seder Menu

  1. I love this menu – Thanks

  2. Re:”Usually we can cook on yom tov to prepare for the second night, but this year, we do not have that luxury.”
    We never have that luxury. It is only permitted to cook on the first day of Yom Tov for the second day when the second day is Shabbat.

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