Eddie Jordan Recipe

DUCK SOUP ( CZARNINA )

By Eddie Jordan EDWARDCARL


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Eddie's Story

This is a 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 noodles.
If you do not know where to purchase a duck, contact a local farmer or butcher.

NOTE: This recipe calls for 4 cups duck blood, but I use 4 cups chicken broth. If you use duck blood be sure to add 1/2 cup vinegar to duck blood to prevent coagulation.

Ingredients

1 (4 ) lb
duck whole
4 c
chicken broth, low salt
8 c
water
1 tsp
salt
1
stalk celery cut into 2 inch pieces
1 sprig(s)
parsley chopped
1 c
heavy cream
5
whole allspice berries
2
whole cloves
16 oz
pitted prunes
1/2 c
raisins
1
tart apple peeled, cored and chopped
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1 tsp
white sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cover whole duck with water in a 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 add to stock pot. Cover and cook over low heat until meat is tender about 1 1/2 hours.
3
Remove cheese cloth bag from stock pot. Remove duck, discard bones. Cut up duck meat and return to broth.
4
Mix in prunes, raisins and apple simmer for 30 minutes.
5
In a medium bowl, beat flour, sugar into cream until smooth beat in chicken broth graduly. Add1/2 cup hot duck to broth mixing and blending thoroughly.
6
Pour mixture slowly back into stock pot stirring constantly until soup comes to a boil
7
Season to taste with salt, pepper, lemon juice.

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Gail Springsteen gail0925
Nov 11, 2012
I love the chocolate soup analogy, because I remember that! In fact, when we had chocolate ice cream, I would stir it till it was melty and pretend I had czarnina! LOL

I grew up in Sobieski, WI, about 15 miles north of Green Bay just off Hwy. 41.
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Judi Stump Judi_Stump
Nov 11, 2012
My Grandmother being polish, use to make this soup on a regular baisis. Traditonal style with the duck blood and vinager. Loved it as a kid.My Grandparents and Parents grew up in Milwaukee,Wisc.
I remember her going to the butcher to get her jar of duck blood to make CZARNINA. Mom would tell us it was choclate soup and we loved it. I remember the sweet and sour tastes of it. It wasn'ttill wewere grown that I ever knew there was duck blood in it.When it heard that, it was harder for me to eat! ( Mind over matter) But ,knowing that kind of ruined it for me! Lol I grew up having a Grandmother who love to cook and was exposed to all kinds of polish food. Thanks for taking me back to my childhood for a minute!
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Eddie Jordan EDWARDCARL
Feb 16, 2012
Hi Gail, The duck blood is in the NOTE by the recipe. I think it taste better with chicken stock.
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Gail Springsteen gail0925
Feb 16, 2012
I was wondering where the duck blood was! My parents used to butcher the duck right in the kitchen and drain the blood and use it. I guess it might gross most people out, but it was pretty normal to me! I'm not a fan of czarnina, not cuz of the blood, but my mom's recipe was sweet sour, and I'm not a big sweet sour fan; so I just can maybe eat a small bowl.
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Eddie Jordan EDWARDCARL
Jan 20, 2012
Kathleen, I could not use the blood eather this is an old recipe from my Great Grandmother Jordan.