The Jewish holiday of Passover is almost upon us, and you know what that means. ...
It's time for gefilte fish.
On this celebration of the Jewish exodus from Egypt, Jews in many lands dine on balls of fish. The orbs consist of ground fish and various fillers and enhancements: breadcrumbs or matzo meal, egg, chopped onion and carrots, sugar, salt, pepper, parsley or dill.
Why fish? For one thing, they're a symbol of fertility.
The dish is also served at traditional Sabbath dinners and other holidays.