gefillte fish

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gefillte fish (Also gefilte, gefültte.) Literally, German for stuffed fish. The dish is of Russian or Polish origin where it is commonly referred to as Jewish fish. The fish is served whole with the filleted portion chopped and stuffed back between the skin and the backbone. More frequently today, the fish is simply chopped and made into balls, which are either fried or boiled. In the UK it has been legally referred to as ‘fish cutlets in fish sauce’ rather than fish cake.