Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Recipe: Carp Polonais

    INGREDIENTS

  • 4 pounds carp, cleaned, washed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 bunch soup greens, tied
  • 1 onion
  • 4 peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/4 cup seedless raisins
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1-2 slices lemon
  • 12 blanched almonds, sliced lengthwise
  • Details

  • Serves: 6-8
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: • • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin: Poland

Also Called: Karp po Polsku

DIRECTIONS

Rub carp inside and out with salt. Set aside for 1 hour. Place soup greens, onion, peppercorns, bay leaf in water in saucepan. Cook 15 minutes. Add fish, raisins. Cover. Simmer until tender. Carefully lift out fish. Strain stock. Return to pot. Reserve. Brown flour in skillet. Stir to keep from burning. Add butter, brown sugar, gradually. Continue to stir. Add some stock from fish a little at a time. Thin to a smooth paste. Pour paste into fish stock. Bring to a boil. Add lemon juice, vinegar, lemon slices. Cook sauce over low heat to thicken. Add almonds. Pour gravy over fish to serve. Yield, 6-8 servings

Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965
Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Denial of Service Attack: Success! December 19
Federal debt as a social-justice concern December 19
Another side of Francis: US-Cuba role shows Pope's diplomatic muscle December 18
Silly season: a Christmas approaches, a scholar questions whether Jesus ever existed December 18
The intrinsic immorality of torture: still not convinced? December 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - November 25
Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch sign joint declaration, lament persecution of Christians CWN - December 1
Consistory for new cardinals scheduled for February CWN - December 11
Vatican report on US women religious calls for further self-assessment CWN - December 16
Pope brokered deal to open US-Cuba ties CWN - December 17