Source: “Kosher Delicious,” from the Maimonides Academy, Los Angeles
Insect prone vegetables, are not made permissible by the freezing process. These vegetables should only be purchased when bearing proper certification. Uncertified frozen varieties such as asparagus, broccoli and spinach are most difficult to check thoroughly. They are therefore not recommended.
Fresh spinach tends to be highly infested with insects small insects throughout the year. Please check “Special Instructions” below for information on how inspect spinach for infestation.
3 loaves frozen gefilte fish
1 (10-ounce) box chopped frozen spinach, defrosted
3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
Defrost gefilte fish and spinach in refrigerator. Preheat oven to 375. Place each loaf of softened fish in its own medium mixing bowl. Boil or steam carrots until soft. drain off water and set aside to cool. Process carrots in a food processor until lightly chopped and combine well with one loaf of fish. Combine second loaf of fish with spinach and mix well. Mix third loaf separately.
Spray two glass loaf pans, 5"x9", with cooking spray. Layer spinach mixture at the bottom of each pan. Pat gently to flatten the mixture evenly. add second mixture (plain loaf) on top of the spinach mixture and pat gently to flatten. Layer carrot mixture on top of plain mixture and smooth evenly. Cut a piece of wax paper and lay directly on top of fish, to prevent burning. Bake at 375 for 1-1/2 hours. Remove from oven and let cool. Chill overnight.
Remove gefilte fish from loaf pans. Trim off baked edges. Turn each loaf on its side and slice thickly, so the colors do not mix together.