Ready for something new on your Seder table this year? Something refreshing and different from the boring old Gefilte fish? Try out Nir & Guy’s delicious recipe of a traditional fish Chraime with a Puzzle Israel twist.
1¼ lbs. Red drum/Striped Bass/Dusky Grouper fillet, cut into ¼ lb. pieces
1 C olive oil 1 red onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 C sweet paprika
½ t cumin
8 cloves garlic
10 cherry tomatoes
1 t ground dried red chili
Salt and pepper
2 lemons, juiced
½ lb. goat labneh
Preparing the sauce:
Heat ½ cup olive oil in wide pot over medium heat; add onion and sauté until brown.
Add pepper and cook for 10 minutes.
Add paprika and cook for another 4 minutes.
Add garlic, tomatoes, and red chili, and stir.
Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
Add salt and pepper, and stir.
Add lemon juice, and remove from stove
Preparing the fish:
Heat non-stick pan with ½ cup olive oil over medium heat; add fish and fry on skin side for 3 minutes.
Carefully turn fish pieces over and fry for another 3 minutes, remove from stove.
Cover a large serving dish with sauce and place the fried fish on top.
Add 4-5 tablespoons labneh between the pieces of fish.
Your chraime is ready!
An easy way to go would be – you guessed it – a Sauvignon Blanc. However, for something different yet still satisfying, try a Chenin Blanc for a medium-bodied white with nice acidity that could play off the cherry tomatoes (an Israeli innovation), and lemon juice. It has enough character to stand up to the goat labneh (a yogurt-like Israeli dairy product) and is a wellknown delight with fish.
For more delicious recipes from Puzzle Israel, order the Puzzle Israel cookbook – Yalla Let’s Cook NOW!