Kimšta Z̄uvis

Baltic gefillte fish

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By Alan Davidson

Published 1980

  • About

This Lithuanian recipe was given to me by a friend who grew up in the Lithuanian/Byelorussian border country. What it produces are delicious fish cakes, served as such and not used as a stuffing. I should explain, however, that many Jews would use the same fish mixture to stuff the whole skin of the fish, or to stuff rounds of skin taken from steaks cut across the fish. This procedure fits the name of the dish, which means ‘stuffed fish’, but it does make it more complicated to prepare.