Maggie May's StoryTomorrow is the first day of summer! In celebration of summer I decided to make my Slavic husband a very Slavic dish. A peasant dish actually that owes its existence to the spice trade through the areas of Hungary and Slovakia in the post-medieval ages. Paprika is the primary spice in this dish. It is hardy and heavy, highly acidic with a tomato base. Not to mention good and yeasty with a wheat summer ale. I used Sam Adam's particularly. The light Lemon nodes in Sam Adam's Summer Ale really compliments this stew in my opinion.
Once again; if you wouldn't drink it, don't cook with it!
kielbasa saugase, sliced thin
thick cut, or slab bacon, roughly chopped
vidalia onion, sliced thin
garlic, sliced thin
red bell pepper, sliced thin
yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
ripe plum tomatoes, rough chopped
summer wheat ale
red pepper flakes (or more if you like it hot!!!)
salt and pepper to taste
1Heat a dutch oven, or heavy soup pot over medium low heat. Add bacon to pot and brown for 5 minutes until lightly browned.
2Raise heat to medium. Add onions and stir with bacon. Stir occasionally until onions are lightly browned. About 5 minutes.
3Add garlic, yellow and red bell peppers and stir. Stir occasionally and cook until slightly browned. About 5 minutes.
5Add tomatoes and cook until tomatoes begin to break up and release their juices. About 5-7 minutes.