12/15/2007

I Found one Charnina Recipe! (for those that are searching)

DUCK BLOOD SOUP(czarnina)

Collect the blood of a freshly killed duck or goose and stir in 1/4 cup 6% vinegar. Seal and refrigerate until ready to use.In pot combine duck or goose wings, neck, rump, heart, and gizzard with 8 cups cold water. Bring to boil, skimming off scum until no more forms, reduce heat and simmer 1 hr. Add several peppercorns, cloves, and allspice grains and 1/2 to 1 bay leaf plus the standard portion of soup greens and simmer another 1-1 1/2 hours or until meat easily comes away from bone.
Dice giblets, remove meat from bones, dice, and return to strained stock. The soup vegetables may be diced and returned to pot or used in another dish according to preference. Add about 2 cups dried fruit: prunes, apples, pears, raisins, and simmer another 15-20 minutes. Fork-blend 2-3 Tablespoons flour with blood & vinegar mixture, add about 1/2 cup stock 1 Tablespoon at a time, stirring constantly, then return to pot. Season with salt, pepper, a pinch or 2 ground juniper berries (optional), sugar, and a bit more vinegar if needed to get a sweet, sour, winey flavor with subtly spicy undertones. Simmer gently several minutes and serve with egg noodles, noodle squares, grated-potato dumplings or cooked, diced potatoes.


Source(s):
www.outernetweb.com/recipes/grandma/soup...

8 comments:

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Team Gherkin said...

Don't let silly comments get to you, Ma'am. Not everyone seems to be able to show restraint when it comes to somethings that are culturally different to what they are used to. Just enjoy the Festive Season with your loved ones. That's what is most important! [[[[hugs]]]]
Cyalayta
Mal :)

Anonymous said...

my aunt used to make charnina every year for christmas for the family dinner before i became vegetarian i used to love it(if prompted i might still eat it)

Anonymous said...

Charnina was a staple in my grandparents house every Thanksgiving or Christmas...don't remember which holiday, but maybe it was both...we always had kluskies at each of those Holidays as well!

Jake Rat said...

My grams always made this one. And coldunis too

Kayteelu said...

Never thought I'd find this recipe. My Polish grandmother and great grandmother used to make this. When Grandma passed away in 2005 I inherited her recipes but never found this one, her kolache, head cheese, or peach pit jelly recipes. Someone else in the family looted the old family recipes and never fessed up. Thanks for posting. I hate to lose long handed down traditional family recipes. Once a year in Ashton, Nebraska there is a big czarnina cook off. Unfortunately, I live in Idaho, way too far away to get to go.

Pam K said...

I have a kolache recipe and will share if interested.