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Pierogi with Veal Lung and Lentils Filling

 
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My favorite pierogi are filled with the veal lung or the brown lentils. Why not to combine these ingredients into the one filling?

Yield

4

servings

Prep

90

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

110

min

Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

For the dough:
200 grams all-purpose flour
70 millilitres water
1 pinch salt
*
1 x all-purpose flour
some to flour the work surface when you knead the dough
*
For the filling:
150 grams beef lung
veal lung, cleaned and rinsed
*
30 grams leeks
green leaves, chopped
2 each allspice berries
*
50 grams brown lentils
or green lentils
*
50 grams onions
chopped coarsely
2 each garlic cloves
chopped coarsely
1 tablespoon marjoram
fresh leaves, or 1 tsp dried
*
1 tablespoon parsley leaves
heaping
1 x salt and black pepper
ground
*
For the garnish:
1 teaspoon sunflower oil
4 each scallions, spring or green onions
chopped

Directions

1 - Separate the lung from the windpipe. Cut off everything you don't like. Make some holes in the lung using a fork. Cook in water with the leek leaves and the allspice berries for about an hour. Remove the lung and set aside to cool. The rest is not needed, however they make soups and sauces using this liquid as a base. 2 - Cook the lentils in water without salt until soft. It may take 30 to 45 minutes. Set aside to cool. 3 - Toss the lung, lentils, onion, garlic, marjoram, parsley into the food processor. Sprinkle 2 to 3 pinches of salt and pepper. Start processing, but do not mix very smoothly. Taste the filling and season if desired.

Comment. They add raw eggs to the filling, but I think it is not necessary in this case. The filling doesn't have to be sticky, and moreover the high level of the lung cholesterol doesn't have to be additionally increased.

4 - You may start making the dough for the pierogi when the lung and the lentils are cooking. Sift some flour on your working surface, preferably wooden, make a well in the centre and pour in salted water. Start kneading the dough using your palms. Do it for about 20 minutes until the dough is smooth and not sticky. You may make the dough using a food processor. In this case add the flour, water and salt. Process very slowly for about a minute, then wait for several minutes with the cover removed, then process again. Repeat it several times. 5 - Sift some flour on your working surface. Transfer the dough and form a ball. Divide it into 2 to 3 parts, and cover with a piece of fabric. 6 - Sift again some flour on your working surface. Take one part of the dough and roll it out until very thin, I mean about 1 to 2 milimeters. Use dough roller. 7 - Find a pierogi cutter. Cut disk of dough, place it on the cutter, add about 1 teaspoon of the filling in the middle of the disk, fold disk in half, and press gently the cutter to stick edges together. Repeat until the end of the dough or the filling. In the case of this recipe you should make about 15 to 16 pierogi. I think it is sufficient for 3 to 4 servings. Keep pierogi under the cover, don't let them stick. 8 - Pour 2 litres of water into the large pot. Season with 2 teaspoons of salt, however they add much more. Bring to boil. Drop pierogi one by one. Reduce the heat and simmer until pierogi float to the surface. Cook them 3 to 4 minutes more. 9 - Remove pierogi one by one from the pot, and place them on the plates to dry. They shouldn't touch themselves to avoid sticking. 10 - Heat up some oil in a large skillet. Sauté pierogi for a few minutes to brown them slightly. Then sauté the scallions to garnish pierogi. I like this dish with the sour cabbage salad.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

happyzhangbo

What a plate of pleasant food, it looks absolutely beautiful! This pierogi recipe sounds delicious, it's a great way to make beef lungs into something very tasty. Love adding lentils into the filling as well.

A well balanced meal on flavor, nutrition, and texture. You must be feeling so rewarding after having a plateful of this yummy foods :)

over 8 years ago

kszyhu

It's just a very traditional dish in the region I grew up. Of course I like these flavors, however many people do not eat things like the lung. Thank you for your kind opinion. :)

over 8 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 109g (3.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 2137% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Sugars g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 4% Iron 16%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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