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- 2 (22-ounce) loaves plain gefilte fish, defrosted in wrapper
- 1 (22-ounce) loaf salmon gefilte fish, defrosted in wrapper
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
- 1 :lemon
- 6 cucumbers for horseradish wells, plus one extra long cucumber for top
- garnish (optional)
- prepared red horseradish (optional)
- mayonnaise (optional)
- yellow pepper (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Spray a 9-inch spring form pan with nonstick vegetable spray. Give it a heavy even coat. Open each of the 3 gefilte fish wrappers. Add the dill and juice from lemon into one of the plain gefilte fish loaves.
- Mix thoroughly so the dill is dispersed evenly. Set aside.
- Using a thin spatula spread the plain gefilte fish into an even layer in the bottom of the spring form pan. Top with an even layer of the salmon.
- On top of the salmon, spread an even layer of the lemon dill fish mixture. Cover the pan with foil. Bake for 1 hour.
- If the fish does not look set in the center, remove the foil and bake 5 minutes longer. Let cool and refrigerate overnight. Can be made a few days in advance.
- As an optional garnish, slice a long unpeeled cucumber by hand or by mandolin into paper thin slices.
- Lay the slices in concentric circles around the top of the fish. Release the sides of the spring form pan.
- To serve as individual servings, cut into wedges, like a pie. Trim any brown edges.
- Cut the cucumbers into 2- to 3-inch pieces. Hollow out the center. Mix a few tablespoons of the prepared horseradish with a little mayonnaise to make a pretty pink sauce.
- Fill the cucumber wells. Serve a slice of fish on a piece of leafy lettuce with a cucumber well.
- You can decorate each plate with tiny squares of yellow pepper.
This easy spin on traditional gefilte fish has three different colored layers for a sophisticated look. It takes only 5 minutes to prepare. The recipe is based on a 9-inch spring form pan with a removable bottom. If you are using a larger spring form pan you may need to use 1-2 loaves per layer. Playing with the amounts won't affect the cooking method, but you may need to increase the cooking time by 10-15 minutes.