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Your single best-liked Wigilia dish?


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
18 Dec 2010 #1
If you could choose only one Wigilia dish as your favourite, which would it be?
frd 7 | 1,399
18 Dec 2010 #2
Uszka !!!
ShawnH 8 | 1,506
18 Dec 2010 #4
Barszcz Czerwony! With Uszka....
wildrover 98 | 4,451
18 Dec 2010 #5
Barszcz Czerwony!

nice choice...

one of the best soups i ever had was in Poland , a home made thing with all sorts thrown in...it was so tasty....
ShawnH 8 | 1,506
18 Dec 2010 #6
I like mine a little more peppery, fresh cracked preferred....
wildrover 98 | 4,451
18 Dec 2010 #7
I shall have to send you some Russian soup , over there its much more spicey , of course if you happen to find yourself in Moscow you can come and have it fresh...!
Seanus 15 | 19,706
19 Dec 2010 #8
As above, the little ears with beetroot soup :) Spicy soup, yummy. I loved it in Thailand.
Marynka11 4 | 675
19 Dec 2010 #9
Śledź w oleju z cebulą.
(Herring in oil with onion)
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
19 Dec 2010 #10
Ever add a bit of diced apple to the herring? It mellows the dish's harsh edge and rounds out its flavour.
emha - | 92
19 Dec 2010 #11
Barszcz Czerwony! With Uszka....

It is Mike Tysons best-liked dish :)
Marynka11 4 | 675
19 Dec 2010 #12
Ever add a bit of diced apple to the herring? It mellows the dish's harsh edge and rounds out its flavour.

No, herring and onion is a perfect marriage to me.

I add apple to the Śledź w śmietanie (herring in sour cream).
ender 5 | 398
19 Dec 2010 #13
only one Wigilia dish as your favourite

fried pierogi stuffed with apple
noreenb 7 | 557
19 Dec 2010 #14
Definately beetroot soup with uszka.
polkamaniac 1 | 482
19 Dec 2010 #15
cabbage with mushrooms-kapusta z grzybami----it's the best!!!!!



FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,884
19 Dec 2010 #16
i have very limited Polish food cooking skills so i have nothing to mention as far as my own dishes but I just wanted to mention my favorite Wigilia dish. hands down, it's barszcz with "little ears". so simple and so delicious. i can't wait to eat it next week.
Marynka11 4 | 675
19 Dec 2010 #17
polkamaniac:cabbage with mushrooms-kapusta z grzybami----it's the best!!!!!

or kapusta z grochem (cabbage with beans)
surprising combination but very tasty
vetala - | 382
19 Dec 2010 #18
Carp. I hate how the poor animal is treated but it's delicious nonetheless.
PennBoy 76 | 2,437
19 Dec 2010 #19
It is Mike Tysons best-liked dish :)

I heard Mike Tyson loves Kaszanka, some Muslim he is.
polkamaniac 1 | 482
21 Dec 2010 #20
This wigilia dish is one of my favourites-- ryba w sosie chrzanowym
EDDIE M0NS00N - | 1
8 Nov 2015 #21
Merged: Wigilia Food Ideas for my Homesick Polish Lady

Hello.

We have been together for nearly 6 yrs & she went back to visit friends & family 5 years ago. She's feeling very homesick right now, & wishes to visit go back for a holiday some time next year.

I'd really like to put together a surprise Wigilia for her this year to try & cheer her up. Are there any specific dishes I can create easily or does anyone know if there are ready made Wigilia meal options available here in the UK?

Any help or tips would be very welcome, dziękuję!!
Borsukrates
8 Nov 2015 #22
One of the easier meals is Kutia. It's a bit regional, and known especially past the east border (those parts used to belong to Poland), but worth a try and one of my favourites. Pronounced: "kootya".

Traditionally it was made of wheatberries, poppy seeds, honey, various nuts, dried fruit and raisins. In many recipes milk or cream is also used. In some Slavic countries, rice is the main ingredient.

/wiki/Kutia

Kutia is a peculiar, traditional dish known in Ukrainian, Belarussian, Lithuanian and Eastern Polish cuisine. It is one of the 12 dishes traditionally served during Christmas Eve supper by Eastern Slavs. Kutia is a blend of wheat grains, poppy, malt, honey and a so-called bakalie: various nuts, raisins, and some other additions. In our times, almonds or candied orange peel are also used. On account of a large content of grains of wheat kutia seems to be quite a special dish - eating or rather chewing it takes some time. This traditional Polish dessert cannot simply just be swallowed down at once.

/food/polish_food_desserts.html

Believe or not, packages of poppy seeds are legally sold in Poland. You need to grind them twice or thrice in a meat grinder. "Bakalie" are sold in packages too, although people used to Polish cuisine usually apply common sense.

The "Tastingpoland" website is one of my favourites. A very good guide to polish cuisine. It makes my mouth wet every time.

Pictures (just type kutia in google and click on 'pictures'):
google.pl/search?q=kutia&biw=1680&bih=812&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMI-OavgciByQIVhpIsCh2CCgGN

How to make
youtube.com/watch?v=hfkwAn2FPmo
InPolska 11 | 1,821
8 Nov 2015 #23
No big deal to find pierogi and carp in London or anywhere else in GB and to make a mushroom soup! ;)
NocyMrok
22 Nov 2015 #24
I love the carp. I'm a weirdo. :D
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
22 Nov 2015 #25
poppy seeds are legally sold

So you think they should be illegally sold? They are not form opium poppies, after all. Please clarify. Christmas without kluski z makiem, kutia or makowiec would not be complete.
Roger5 1 | 1,458
22 Nov 2015 #26
Kutia

Aşure is a very similar Turkish dish. Not quite as inedible as the Polish version, it was made by Mrs Noah to use up what was left in the larder after the ark had been on the water for a long time and supplies were running low.
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
22 Nov 2015 #27
inedible

Inedible? Polish Wiglia dishes are to die for!!!!!! The UK's roast turkey, mushy, gassy Brussels sprouts and Christmas pudding pale in comparison.
Roger5 1 | 1,458
22 Nov 2015 #28
Pol, you would argue that Polish dog sh1t was tastier than English roast turkey. Kutia is considered horrible by most Poles.
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
22 Nov 2015 #29
Kutia

An easy way to make it is to use bulgur wheat which is cracked and cooks up much quicker. Although wheatberries are the most traditional, kutia can also be made with pearl barley or rice. The other ingredients: poppyseeds, honey, raisins, walnut meats (optional) remain the same.


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