Father’s Day Feast: Kosher Edition – Celebrate with These Delicious, Hearty Recipes

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Father’s Day is a time to celebrate and honor fathers and father figures in our lives. One way to do that is through delicious food and drink, served up in a memorable manner. If you’re considering hosting a fabulous Father’s Day meal, Sarah’s Tent, your local Kosher market in Skokie, has the kosher recommendations you need to plan, prepare, and serve a meal your father will never forget.

Planning Your Father’s Day Menu

Planning the menu is the first step to a successful Father’s Day meal. Planning ahead of time allows you to stay on track, get the right groceries, and remain stress-free so you can enjoy time with family. When outlining the menu, consider everyone’s dietary preferences. Take those preferences and needs into account all while ensuring the groceries you buy fulfill kosher requirements. You can also plan a themed menu, such as an outdoor BBQ or an all-American theme. Think about what your father or father figure enjoys and what you can feasibly put together in a few days or a week.

Starter Ideas

Kosher fish cakes are a delicious starter sure to appeal to any appetite. To make kosher fish cakes, combine flaked, cooked kosher white fish, herbs, eggs, milk, melted butter, and mashed potatoes. Gently form the mixture into patties and refrigerate them for two hours before pan-frying in sizzling canola or vegetable oil until crispy. Serve with lemon wedges and fresh parsley!

Stuffed mushrooms are a savory treat. Combine sauteed onions, breadcrumbs, kosher cheese, one egg, and a sprinkling of water. Fill the mushrooms with the stuffing mixture and bake at 400 degrees until the mushrooms are fork-tender.

Main Course Recommendations

Nothing will wow your guests more than a glazed beef brisket. To prepare this stunning main course, season the brisket with herbs of your choice. Make a glaze of kosher wine and honey and brush it over the brisket. Bake it at 350 degrees for three to three and a half hours.

Grilled chicken is a fabulous Father’s Day entree. To make grilled chicken, marinate chicken breasts in the herbs of your choice, along with olive oil. Depending on your available appliances, you can grill the chicken either on a sizzling skillet or on a BBQ grill. Allow the chicken to sit for a few minutes before slicing it open, to allow the juices to settle.

Side Dishes to Complement

Side dishes complement the entree and contribute to the overall meal. Garlic-roasted potatoes go well with either beef or chicken. To make garlic roasted potatoes, toss chopped potatoes with chopped garlic, black pepper, and olive oil, and spread on a prepared baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

Quinoa salad is light yet filling. Cook quinoa until done and allow it to cool. You can place it in the refrigerator to expedite this process. Once it has cooled, toss quinoa with vegetables of your choice (peppers and zucchini are particularly delicious) and kosher dressing.

Desserts that Delight

No Father’s Day meal is complete without dessert. Chocolate babka is a tempting treat to end any celebration. To prepare chocolate babka, make a sweet dough of flour, yeast, sugar, eggs, butter, and water. Once the dough has risen, roll it out and spread kosher chocolate filling on it. Roll up the dough like a roulade, pressing the ends into a perfect seal. Let the dough rise a second time or until doubled in size. Bake the babka at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes or until golden brown on top.

If you don’t have time for a fancy homemade dessert, make a quick but impressive fruit tart. To make fruit tart, use a kosher tart base and fill it with a mixture of sweet cream, vanilla, and lemon zest. Top with fresh fruit of your choice arranged in a pleasing pattern.

Beverage Pairings

When picking out drinks for your Father’s Day celebration, consider everyone’s palates and dietary preferences. Always include non-alcoholic options along with alcoholic drinks, such as sparkling juices or herbal teas. Kosher wines can elevate any meal. Pair the wine with the entree you select, such as white wine with chicken or a nice kosher red with beef.

Visit Sarah’s Tent for Father’s Day Necessities

Try any or all of these recipes for your Father’s Day celebration and discover just how powerful a good meal can be. Sarah’s Tent, your local kosher market in Skokie, wishes everyone a joyful and fulfilling Father’s Day. Visit our storefront for all your grocery needs and check us out online to review our selection of fine goods and products.


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