17 August 2013 / 1 Comment
LECZO – VEGETABLE STEW
Polish traditional cuisine is full of paradox…
Russian pierogis is the most popular Polish dish and surprisingly it doesn’t come from Russia.In Russia the same pierogis are called Polish 😉 Ukrainian Borscht has nothing in common with Ukraine, nor Greek-style Fish with Greece.In Hungary nobody has never heard of Hungarian Potato Pancakes,of course because it is 100% Polish dish.Not to mention Breton Beans that is not known in France at all 😉 Where are ALL these names come from then???It’s a mystery….. 😉
Leczo is also one of the most popular dishes in Poland but it originally comes from Hungary.It is very thick and chunky stew,in Poland often served with pieces of saussage,but I much preffer the vegetable version.
4 shallots,cut in halves or quarters
4 garlic cloves
large courgette,yellow or green( around 400g),chopped
100g yellow beans,cut in halves
100g green beans,cut in halves
1 yellow pepper,cut into stripes
1 red pepper,cut into stripes
2 tins of chopped tomatoes
freshly grounded sea salt
freshly grounded black pepper and mixed pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
fresh flat parsley,chopped
1.Heat a couple spoonfuls of olive oil in a deep pan.Squash garlic cloves using a wooden spoon and put into the pan.Add shallots and mushrooms,stir-fry for a couple of minutes.Add chopped tomatoes and bring it to boil.Now add beans and cook for around 10 minutes.After that time add peppers and courgette and cook for another 10-15 minutes,until all veggies are soft.
2.Season with salt and pepper and add chopped parsley.
Pierogi ruskie come from Red Ruthenia (Ruś Czerwona, region on the border between Poland and Ukraine), not from Russia, and they probably should be called ruthenian, not russian.