A Polish Meal

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/kielbasa-with-onions-and-poblanos

Kielbasa with Onions & Poblanos, from The Bon Appetit Test Kitchen

Servings: 4–6

Ingredients
1 large onion, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 poblano chiles or green bell peppers, seeded, cut into 1/2-inch strips
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 pounds kielbasa sausages, cut on a diagonal into 4-inch pieces, halved lengthwise
Mustard, sauerkraut, and crusty bread

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http://www.outernetweb.com/recipes/grandma/poultry/chickenliverkebabs.html

Chicken Liver Kebabs – Szaszlyk z Kurzych Watrobek, from Grandma’s Old World Polish Recipes

20 chicken livers
2 cups milk
Sliced bacon, enough for 20 1-inch squares
Sliced small onions, enough for 20 thin slices

Spice Mix:

1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or garlic salt (optional, though wouldn’t be for me)

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http://www.polishmeals.com/2013/07/213/

Coleslaw – Surówka z Białej Kapusty, from PolishMeals.Com

-1 lb white Cabbage (half medium one)
-Carrot
-Onion
-Garlic clove
-1 tbsp Olive
-1 tsp Dijon Mustard
-2 tbsp Mayo
-2 tbsp Sour Cream (or natural Yogurt)
-1 tbsp Lemon Juice
-Salt & Pepper

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http://www.polskafoods.com/content/cucumber-salad-recipe-mizeria

Cucumber Salad – Mizeria, from PolskaFoods.Com

3 medium cucumbers, pealed and sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 chopped red onion
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup sour cream (or Greek Yogurt)
1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
LOTS of freshly ground black pepper
(sure, you can add sugar, but try using an authentic Polish recipe with no sugar, its healthier too!)

Raw Clams on the Half Shell With Cucumber Mignonette Sauce

Raw Clams on the Half Shell With Cucumber Mignonette Sauce

Ingredients

24 littleneck clams
Crushed ice or rock salt
Cucumber Mignonette Sauce, recipe follows

Cucumber Mignonette Sauce

1 cup rice wine vinegar
1 shallot, minced
1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1/2 hothouse cucumber, peeled and minced
Several turns freshly ground black pepper
1 handful fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

Satrica – Sour Cream Cucumbers

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Sour-Cream-Cucumbers-20073

1/2 teaspoon salt
1 scant tablespoon sugar (sweetener of choice)
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped chives or a grating of onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, head and fronds
1 teaspoon celery seed
2 firm fresh cucumbers

Fresh Asparagus and Cucumber Salad

http://www.newscancook.com/recipes-by-chef/fresh-asparagus-and-cucumber-salad/

16 asparagus, bottom part removed, cut into 1 inch (2,5 cm) slices
1 cucumber, coarsely chopped
8 spring onions, white and light green parts only, coarsely chopped
juice of 1 lemon
3-5 tablespoons olive oil
1-2 tablespoons fresh tarragon leaves
freshly ground black pepper
flaky sea salt, such as fleur de sel

Benedictine – Cucumber and Cream Cheese Spread

This would be fantastic as a dip with celery or radishes.

http://www.kentuckyderby.com/party/food-and-entertainment/recipes/southern-sides/benedictine-spread

1 large cucumber
12 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons grated onion
1/4 tsp salt
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
Pinch of cayenne or tabasco dash
Green food coloring (optional)

Inspired by Mr. Fitz, trying something new

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I don’t quite remember when I stumbled onto Mr. Fitz’s blog, but I so enjoy reading his posts about sausages, dining out across the pond, and his kebab gyros. Since following Mr. Fitz, I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making some gyro myself, but it’s hard to find lamb out here in the boonies, I was happy to read his post yesterday using beef and pork. It gave me hope that maybe I could try it out with what I had on hand, which was beef and venison.

May had set to thaw some deer steaks for Wednesday and after showing her Mr. Fitz’s post, I managed to talk her out of a few while also getting her in the kitchen with me. It’s spring break this week and I really didn’t want her to spend the entire time watching MTV.

Mr. Fitz has his own secret…

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Cucumber-Chervil Soup

One more for today. Since you are pureeing this, I don’t see the need to add the flour.

 

http://www.prairielandherbs.com/cucumberchervil.htm

2 scallions, chopped
4 tablespoons butter
3 1/2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and sliced
1 cup water
Salt and pepper
3 tablespoons flour
3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 cup minced chervil
1 cup cream or half and half

Russian Cucumber Radish Salad

I don’t know about carbs but this looks so good! I’m a sucker for fresh dill anyway.

http://www.nola.com/food/index.ssf/2014/02/russian_cucumber_radish_salad.html

Makes 4 servings

1 small English cucumber, peeled, thinly sliced

1 bunch (8 or 9) radishes)

2 green onions, thinly sliced

1/2 cup sour cream (light is fine)

2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill (or 2 teaspoons dried)

Salt and pepper to taste

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice