Answer to Passover haiku riddle: One traditional starter” dish before the Passover meal is gefilte fish. Gefilte fish don’t swim because they are not an actual species of fish; they are boiled balls or chunks of chopped fish: usually, whitefish, pike or carp. The balls are held together with egg and matzah meal, with some onion and maybe carrots, celery and parsley added in. Gefilte fish is served cold, often with horseradish.
Another traditional (and more universally appreciated) Passover dish is matzah ball soup. Now if you ever had a matzah ball that bounced, you did not have a very good matzah ball. These dumplings are meant to be light, fluffy and to float ever so gracefully in a golden sea of chicken broth. If they bounce, they are more accurately referred to as matzah bombs.
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