Polish Duck Soup (Czarnina) Recipe
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|1 (4 pound) wild duck, whole|
4 cups duck blood
8 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 stalk celery, cut into 2
1 sprig of fresh parsley
1 cup whipping cream
5 whole allspice berries
|2 whole cloves|
1 pound pitted prunes
1/2 cup raisins
1 tart apple - peeled,
cored and chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon white sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
This is an old Polish recipe that was used at Easter
time. This recipe is traditionally served with home made
noodles. If desired the fruit can be removed, leaving broth to
serve with noodle. If you do not know where to purchase a
duck, contact a local farmer or butcher. If you prepare
your own poultry be sure to add 1/2 cup vinegar to duck
blood to prevent coagulation. Makes 12 servings .
1 Cover whole duck with water in large stock pot. Add
salt, and bring to a boil. Skim off foam.
2 Place celery, parsley, allspice, and cloves in a cheese
cloth bag, and add to stock pot. Cover and cook over low
heat until meat is tender, approximately 1 1/2 hours.
3 Remove cheese cloth bag from stock pot. Remove duck.
Discard bones, cut up meat, and return to the broth.
4 Mix in prunes, raisins and apple. Simmer for 30 minutes.
5 In a medium bowl, beat flour and sugar into cream until
smooth. Beat in duck blood gradually. Add 1/2 cup hot soup
stock to blood mixture, blending thoroughly. Pour mixture
slowly back into stock pot, stirring constantly until soup
comes to a boil. Season to taste with salt, pepper, lemon
juice and vinegar.