A kosher wedding is not simply determined by the venue or the extent to which the participants are of the Jewish descent. For a wedding to qualify as a Kosher wedding, everything from the location where the food is prepared to the actual dishes and even the catering styles has to conform to the kashrut guidelines. As you probably already know, Kosher follows two basic principles; that meat and dairy should never be mixed during preparation, and that shellfish and pork should not be served at all.
Regardless of the fact that these culinary principles may be difficult to uphold, they are possible if you approach your wedding with due diligence and Kosher-inspired kind of passion. In this post, we shall discuss some of the kosher wedding menu ideas you should probably try out at your next wedding party. Don`t forget choose best place for your wedding party here a list of best banquet halls in Canada:
Kosher Wedding Dishes
Wine and Beers
You will have to provide delicious kosher wine, beer and cocktails that your guest may be sipping to while away the hours before serving main dishes. These are wines and beers that are produced by the Jewish law. The wines and beers must be non-alcoholic, unflavored and with no additives. All unflavored beers from Canada, Mexico, Germany, Belgium, England, Norway and Netherlands are considered kosher. More importantly, the wines and bears must have a seal of approval (hechsher) of kosher certification agency. A wedding reception with cocktail hour but without these appetizers (hors-d’oeuvres) will be considered incomplete.
Meat/Sweet and Confections
Meat menu should include a different choice such as chopped meat, Essig-Fleisch (vinegar meat), and Gebratenes (roasted meat). You can also serve a meat snack food called Knish which is filled with meat or potato and covered with dough. It can be served baked, deep-fried or grilled. Other options are sweets and confections such as Teiglach, which consists of little dough balls soaked in honey syrup; Ingberlach, ginger-candies shaped into small sticks or rectangles and jellies. Confections made from fruit juice can also be served with tea or used as pastry fillings.For vegetarians, provide fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Main Course
Popular meat dishes are pierogi, stuffed with minced beef and Kishka, made from beef intestine crammed with flour or matzo meal, schmaltz and spices. Additional options include a spread of chopped liver that is prepared with onions, and gribenes often included. Schmaltz is the rendered fat of chickens and geese may be cooked or preserved uncooked, cooked and served fresh when needed. The cracklings that are left from the rendering process of chickens and geese are called Geribenes or scraps. These can be spread on bread and eaten. A European Jewish dish called Holishkes, which is stuffed cabbage or cabbage roll is another meat option.
Side dishes cannot be left out of the main course. Side dishes include tzimmes consisting of cooked vegetables or fruits, and sometimes meat is added. The most popular fruit used to prepare Tzimmes is the carrot (carrot tzimmes ), which is sliced. Turnips, prunes figs, apples, pears, and plums can also be used for tzimmes. Kreplach is another sidebar dish. It is made from flour and eggs that are mixed with dough, then rolled into sheets, cut into squares, and finally filled with finely chopped and seasoned meat or cheese. They may be fried or served as a soup.
Soups are an integral part of Jewish wedding menu. One of the most common soups is chicken soup which may be served with noodles or rice. The major ingredients of chicken soup are matzo meal, pepper, salt, melted fat, eggs, meat and water. Krupnik soup is made from barley, meat, potatoes, and fat. Golden chicken soup is often served at Hebrews’ weddings. Borscht soup is made by cooking cabbage, citric acid (sour salt), meat, raisins, sugar, bones, onions, and tomatoes together. It can be served hot and cold.
Kosher meat is not always available and hence, fish became an important Jewish menu. Gefilte fish and lox are popular in Hebrew cuisine.Gefilte fish also called stuffed fish is prepared by skinning the fish steaks, removing bones from the flesh according to the Jewish Sabbath day law. Polish gefilte fish patties or ballsis a more common commercially packaged kosher fish products, where sugar is added to the broth to give it a slightly sweet taste. A combination ofsmoked salmon called lox with bagels and cream cheese can be served together as a dish.
Bread and Cake
Bread and cake is a suitable reception deserting menu. It includes the dough of challah that is often shaped into forms depicting symbolical meanings, it is also called barkhes; Hosha’naRabbah, bread that is baked in the form of a key and the hamentash cookie with a triangular shape filled with honey, fruit preserves or even black poppy seed paste. Others are the Mohnkihel sprinkled with poppy seed; rectangular or circular in shape, a cake-like Pirushkes fried in honey or dipped in molasses after baked, and Kugels prepared from rice.
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