Polish food and Vodka!

11 Apr

This week we created a meal from the Polish cuisine. There were a ton of awesome recipes to choose from this country, but narrowed it down to these few. Yum Yum Yum…..

Pierogi (Polish Dumpling)

Pierogi’s can be stuffed with anything you fancy, I chose the more traditional dish with sauerkraut and onions sauteed. I also made up my own dill and sourcream mixture to dip them in. Pierogi’s may look intimidating to make, but they are pretty simple and fun too!

Pierogi recipe I followed: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pierogi-polish-dumplings/detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=polish%20pierogi&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Recipe

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These dumplings were very good and I plan to try some other stuffing variations soon!

Zrazy Zawijane

The name sounds much crazier than it is. These are beef rolls stuffed with sauteed mushrooms and shallots, with a creamy sauce, it taste very similar to beef stroganoff. If I make this in the future, I think a more tender cut of beef will be used rather than top round. It was a little tough, but had a ton of flavor.

Recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/zrazy-zawijane-polish-beef-roulade-in-sour-cream-sauce-118244

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Top Round Steak

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Pound it out to 1/4″ thick

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Spread with dijon mustard and place stuffing on the meat.

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Roll up and tie with string.

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Roll in flour before browning.

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The finished product….pretty huh?

Polish Mushroom Soup

I absolutely love mushrooms, so of course I adored this recipe. To bad way enjoyed too much vodka and forgot to put it away that evening! You can enjoy this recipe as a broth based soup, or add cream at the end and it is a cream of mushroom soup. I tasted it both ways, loved them both!

Recipe: http://www.polskafoods.com/polish-food-blog/fresh-mushroom-soup-creamed

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The base for the soup, alot of mushrooms, celery and shallots.

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Pickled and Creamed Herring

A popular snack in Poland is pickled and creamed herring, since I waited to last minute to choose Poland, I did not have enough time to try and pickle it myself, so I bought it. This has always been a favorite of mine, and my dad’s. So it was nothing adventurous for me, however our friends Nick and Jamie had not had this before, so it was new to them and they seemed to enjoy (and Nick thought he didn’t like seafood, until he met me!)

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Last but not least, our Polish Potato Vodka!

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