Be brave. You CAN make great, fresh, traditional gefilte fish. If all you know is hamburgers, that is all the skill you need. This recipe is sweeter than some, and in my opinion, more flavorful than most. Your fish monger will prepare the ground fish - then it is just season, form balls, simmer, chill and bask in the compliments. You may be the head honcho at IBM but making gefilte fish will earn you real respect. Put some cut up lemons in water to simmer to get rid of the fish odour in the house.