Bigos - "Polish Hunter's Stew"
Bigos or the Polish Hunter's Stew as the English call it, is a Polish dish containing of various chopped meats, shredded cabbage and sauerkraut.
Preparation time is 120 minutes and this recipe serves 8.
You'll need the following:
- Pork tenderloin: 300gm
- Sausages: about 200gm; preferably Polish
- Olive oil: 4 tablespoons
- Baked ham: 250gm
- Sauerkraut: 1 can
- Onion: 1
- Garlic cloves: 2
- Mushrooms: 100gm-200gm
- Medium size cabbage: half
- Butter: 2 tablespoons
- Chicken stock: 200gm-300gm
- Cream of mushroom soup: half a can
Use a large and deep frying pan or a deep saucepan, heat up the olive oil and cook the sausages until they become brown. Set aside, dice the pork into cubes and cook until becoming brown. Set aside when done.
Cook the onion and garlic until golden brown, add the mushrooms and cook for a further 10 minutes, then add the cabbage and cook for a further 10 minutes. Add butter during the cooking as needed.
Bring the sausages, pork, onion, garlic, mushrooms and cabbage together. Chop the ham and add it to the saucepan then drain and rinse the sauerkraut and add it too.
Pour in 150gm of chicken stock and add more according to taste. Bring everything to boil and simmer over low heat for a further one hour. When cooked, add the cream of mushroom soup, salt and pepper to taste and serve.