I suspect there are more unusual edibles available in certain areas. I think it's great that they have those little extra add-ons.
When I was just a little lad... I had the opportunity to taste dried Gefilte fish patties, they were awful. Recently gave a search to find out if they still make it that way...nope just modern versions. I suspect it is made to tase a whole lot different than way back. I like the idea of using carp in a beneficial way other than chicken feed.
so here is some info on it:
Gefilte fish (/ɡəˈfɪltə fɪʃ/; from Yiddish: געפֿילטע פֿיש, "stuffed fish", cognate with German Gefüllter Fisch) is an Ashkenazi Jewish dish made from a poached mixture of ground deboned fish, such as carp, whitefish, or pike, which is typically eaten as an appetizer.
Preparation and serving
Traditionally, carp, pike, mullet, or whitefish were used to make gefilte fish, but more recently other fish with white flesh such as Nile perch have been used, and there is a pink variation using salmon. There are even vegetarian variations.
Fish (especially Carp) is ground with eggs, onion, bread crumbs/matza and other spices to produce a paste or dough which is then boiled in fish stock.
The resultant mixture is sliced, and usually served cold or at room temperature. Often, each slice is topped with a slice of carrot, with a horseradish mixture called khreyn on the side.
Due to the previous general poverty of the Jewish population in Europe, the "economic" recipe for the above also may have included extra ground and soaked matza meal or bread crumbs, thus creating extra fish balls. This form of preparation eliminated the need for picking out fish bones at the table, and "stretched" the fish further, so that even poor, large, families could enjoy fish on Shabbat. Not only is picking bones religiously prohibited on the Sabbath, but many of the commonly used fish such as carp are exceptionally bony and difficult to eat easily in whole form.
A little tip about fish, especially if you're going to eat carp, how to remove the blood line:
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oops, had to visit a relative in the hospital so we had to eat out....watercress soup will have to be on Wednesday.