I don't think I'd ever considered serving kosher meatloaf for the Yom Tov table until a friend of my daughter's told me about this show stopper she had a a relative's Sheva Brachos. I realized that sometimes a little layering is all that's needed to dress up a simple outfit. A scarf for contrast, a little shiny belt and...wow. So why not try the same with our cooking?
Jewish Holiday recipe:
Kosher Meat Roulade with parsley apricot filling
Sukkot and Purim are Jewish holidays when stuffed foods are traditionally served. Take a look at the Purim menu we are serving this year, featuring The Kosher Channel's kosher Meatloaf Roulade.
Meatloaf Roulade sounds fussy, but even a novice cook will find each step easy to accomplish. So impressive, you'll be happy to invite the humble meatloaf to enhance your holiday meal. After all, elevating the mundane is what Cooking for The King is all about.
8 oz. ground beef
1/4 cup bread crumbs, or matzoh meal
1 small onion, chopped fine or grated
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce*
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 oz. ground turkey
8 oz. ground chicken
1/2 cup bread crumbs, from white bread, or matzoh meal
1 medium onion, chopped fine or grated
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp salt
Filling pulse together in food processor:
1 small onion
1 cup fresh parsley, coarsely chopped roughly
3/4 cup apricots or golden raisins
3/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup honey, or silan (date honey)
1. Mix the ingredients of each meat layer in separate bowls. Line two baking pans with parchment paper and lightly grease. Spread each layer in separate pans into equal sized rectangles.
2. With parchment attached, invert the dark meat layer over the light poultry layer and remove the top paper. Spread the meat layer with the parsley mixture leaving 1/2" all around.
3. Pre heat oven to 350F degrees. Roll the meat jelly role style, using the bottom parchment paper to hold it together taking care not to roll the parchment paper inside the meat.
4. When the roulade is completely rolled, wrap in the parchment and fold or twist the ends (like a gefilte fish roll). Place in a 9x13" pan. Pour water to about 1" and add 2 teaspoons of kosher salt to the water in the pan. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 1 and a half hours until firm.
5. In a saucepan heat the sauce ingredients over medium heat and stir to combine. Remove kosher meatloaf from oven and allow to sit 10 minutes. Remove from pan to a cutting board and slip off the parchment paper. Slice meat into 12 serving pieces and lay, overlapping, in a large serving dish. Drizzle sauce over meatloaf roulade or serve alongside in a separate bowl.
Makes: 8-12 servings
Can make ahead ~ Can freeze
Active time: 30 minutes ~ Cooking time: 1 1/2hour
* Many meat recipes calls for Worcestershire Sauce, which contains fish. Kosher law prohibits cooking or eating meat and fish together. Check with your rabbi or see the opinion of these kosher supervisory agencies: Star-K and CRC . Also read: "A Middos Lesson in the Worcestershire Sauce"
To make this a kosher for Passover recipe, substitute Worcestershire Sauce with an equal amount of brewed coffee plus 1/4 teaspoon of sugar.