Category Archives: Passover

The following recipe categories are auto-updated with new Shiksa in the Kitchen Passover-friendly recipes throughout the year. Click a category to see the recipes.

To learn more about the Jewish Passover holiday, click here. To learn more about the Passover kosher laws, click here. Note that I do not consider quinoa or spices like cumin and coriander to be kitniyot, so they may appear here in Ashkenazi categories throughout the site.

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Shiksa Lamb Shanks

Posted in: Entrees

Last week I talked a bit about the differences between what Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews consider kosher for Passover. One thing I’ve noticed over the years is that some of our Sephardic friends serve lamb for the Seder, while our Ashkenazi friends do not. Recently I asked Rabbi Olitsky at the Jewish Outreach Institute why …

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Spinach matzo mina

Spinach Matzo Mina

Posted in: Dairy

This week, we are focusing on Seder entrées. I have many vegetarian friends, so I thought I’d offer a veggie option—the matzo mina. A matzo mina is a Sephardic layered pie, somewhat like lasagna, in which matzos are substituted for noodles. Some are made with ground meat, some with eggplant. Today’s recipe is a vegetarian …

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Farah Chicken

Farah’s Roast Chicken

Posted in: Entrees

Today’s chicken recipe was taught to me by our Persian Jewish friend Farah, though she stressed that it’s not a Persian dish. She learned this simple roasting method when she was living in Israel many years ago. I like to double the recipe and roast two chickens; place them side-by-side on a platter and garnish …

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Easy No-Bake Chocolate Matzo Cake

Posted in: Dairy

This fun and easy no-bake “cake” was invented because of the Passover restriction on leavening agents, which makes baking tough. It only has three ingredients, and it takes about 10 minutes to prepare. It requires no baking because it sets in the refrigerator. I know the kosher wine sounds like a bizarre ingredient, but combined with …

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Israeli Salad

Israeli Salad

Posted in: Appetizers

This salad recipe from Israel is versatile and tasty. Persian cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, onion. Vegan, kosher, pareve

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Matzo Brei Main

Matzo Brei

Posted in: Dairy

Learn to make Matzo Brei, an Ashkenazi Passover breakfast dish with matzo, eggs, applesauce and sour cream. Kosher, Dairy, Deli Favorites.

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Tahini Sauce

Tahini Sauce

Posted in: Gluten Free

Learn to make authentic tahini sauce from sesame paste, lemon, garlic, water and salt. Easy recipe, all you need is a blender. Kosher, Pareve.

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