Hunter's Stew - Bigos

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted prunes
  • 1/2 ounce dried Polish or porcini mushrooms
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon bacon drippings or vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small head fresh cabbage, chopped
  • 1 pound sauerkraut, rinsed well and drained
  • 1/2 pound smoked Polish sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound cooked fresh Polish sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound leftover boneless meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup dry red wine, preferably Madeira
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Description

Bigos Or Hunters Stew Is Considered The National Dish Of Poland. Traditionally, It Was Full Of The Fruits Of The Forest -- Venison, Mushrooms, Dried Fruits. Today, Anything Goes.

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