Amazing Recipes For your Passover Seder

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Passover seder is one of the most important meals served in a Jewish household. You have to follow the strict dietary guidelines to avoid the banned foods, but that does not mean that your meal has to be dull, or tasteless.

There are a lot of wonderful recipes and ideas that can help you create the most fabulous seder meal that your family has ever had.

Celebration of Passover and The Seder Plate
No matter what delicacies you decide to create for your dinner you must have the seder plate adorned with the five traditional items.

  • A hard-boiled egg
  • A roasted shank bone
  • Parsley or a similar spring vegetable. This is the karpas.
  • A charoset composed of fruit, wine and nuts
  • Maror composed of horseradish

At each plate there should be two glasses, one is for the wine and one for the water. You also need to provide a small dish of salt water for the guests to dip their green vegetables or their boiled egg in.

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Divin Porcello (Budapest, Hungary) 9

Beef Tenderloin

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  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Jewish


Beef tenderloin is an excellent choice if you want your seder meal to be more upscale. One method of preparing the tenderloin is to roast it with onions and make a French onion Au Jus. Your guest will love this and lick the pot clean.


  • 2 kgs whole beef tenderloin
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic. Buy it fresh and mince or grate it yourself
  • 2 tbsp of fresh thyme chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup coarse ground black pepper. You can grate your own peppercorns or buy already grated
  • Kosher salt, for flavor
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter. NO MARGARINE
  • 4 large onions, a 1015 or something with a similar sweet taste is best. Slice the onions into thin slices
  • 1 cup beef broth or a beef bouillon cube and one cup of hot water to melt the cube in.
  • 1 tbsp Worchestershire sauce and the low sodium version is best for this recipe
  • 1 1/2 cups red wine


  1. Make sure the tenderloin is placed on the counter for about two hours prior to cooking, This allows it to come to room temperature.
  2. Preheat your oven to 245C.
  3. Rub the outer portion of the tenderloin with a mixture made of the garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper. (You can even season the day before and allow this to marinate on the tenderloin. Just be sure to bring the tenderloin to room temperature before you begin to cook.)
  4. Take the sliced onions and create a layer in the bottom of your oven safe dish like an oven safe skillet or a Dutch oven. The slices will make a nice thick layer and you place the tenderloin on top of the onions. Pour the 2 tbsp of melted butter over the beef. 
  5. Put this in the oven and cook it for 30 to 45 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the meat reads 125 degrees.
  6. Take the meat out of the oven and let it rest for ten to fifteen minutes before you slice it.
  7. When slicing cut it into nice thick slices, and yes it should be very pink in the middle.
  8. Put the Dutch oven with the sliced onions on top of the stove and add about three/quarters of a stick of unsalted butter to the skillet. Cook these onions until they are perfectly caramelized and get the rich golden color or a light caramel. This may take ten minutes or more but be patient and do not turn the temperature up to cook them quicker. It takes time to develop the flavor.
  9. Pour the wine and broth over the caramelized onions. Drop the thyme sprigs into the mix and add the Worcestershire sauce. Simmer this mixture three to four minutes then remove the thyme sprigs.
  10. Serve the Au Jus alongside of the slices of beef. You can pair this with some Brussel sprouts or beautifully sliced apples.

Great Seder Foods
Some of the best seder foods are ones that are simply overlooked because they seem too simple. Artichoke hearts, beet and carrot fritters, salmon, asparagus and Quinoa, and tasty eggplant salad.

Think outside of the box and make a delectable roasted turkey with Matzo farfel stuffing rich with apples and cranberries for flavor and zest.

Do not forget dessert.
A lovely vanilla noodle Kugel will top the meal off and have everyone leaving with a smile on their face and talking about your meal for years to come.

Final Thoughts
The seder meal is a celebration and you should set your table with your best linens, your finest tableware and your “company dishes”. The presentation of the food is more important than the actual food being served.


3 Responses

  1. suituapui says:

    There’s mention of the Jewish Passover in the Bible. Didn’t know there’s so much to it. Interesting.

  2. Always learned something new from you, Raymund. The filet looks so good!

  3. Attending seders growing up was one of my favorite things — and they would have been extra good with your tenderloin at the table!

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