What's on the Seder Plate
Karpas - green vegetable, usually parsley: represents the Israelites initial flourishing in Egypt.
During the course of the Seder, it will be dipped in salt water, representing both hope and tears.
Haroset - sweet fruit paste: represents the mortar Israelite slaves used to construct buildings
Maror - bitter herb, ofter horseradish: represents the bitterness of slavery.
Hazeret - second bitter herb, often lettuce: used in korech or Hillel sandwich.
Zeroa - shank bone (or beet can be used): represents the special Passover sacrifice at the Temple.
Beitzah - egg: represents hagigah sacrifice, which would be offered on every holiday (including Passover) when the Temple stood. The egg's shape also represents the cycle of life, reminding
us there is always hope for a new beginning.
Our Passover Recipes
We know that cooking and serving yourself is more work, but we promise you will have a lot less clean up than we usually do, and it will be rewarding! We are sharing links for some of our tried and tested Passover recipes here. We regularly substitute gluten-free matzo/matzo meal for regular and are known to use matzo farfel instead of meal, we simply put in the food processor or crush it in a ziplock bag with a rolling pin.
Matzo Ball Soup
Poached Salmon with Cucumber Raita
If serving meat, you can simply leave off the Raita as it does not need sauce!
Lemon-Herb Matzo Crusted Chicken (Fried and Baked)
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
Traditional Ashkenazi Charoset
Chocolate Toffee Covered Matzo
We order dairy-free (Passover) chocolate from Amazon and buy vegetable-based margarine. https://www.davidlebovitz.com/chocolatecovere/
Recipes with Matzo Farfel
Farfel Haystacks (substitute other nuts) https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/chocolate-matzo-farfel-haystacks-recipe-1951278
Farfel "Puppy Chow" (substitute other nut butter) https://whatjewwannaeat.com/matzah-puppy-chow/
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any ideas, questions, concerns, or just to chat as we know how important staying connected is especially during the holidays. You can email us or call us, after this weekend, the phone will be forwarded to a cell.
We look forward to connecting with each of you over the upcoming weeks.