This blog will be in the main about hunting, fishing, the preparation and cooking of it. BUT not only. I have in the last couple of months become interested in bread baking, so every now and again it will contain what I have been doing in this direction. It will also contain my travels far and near, with and without food (though in the main I don't do hungry).It will also be about the wonderful countryside in which I live and the animals and birds that are part of it and my life.
The Storks of Böbs
A Very Fine Pair
Cheap, filling and calorie reduced Grünkohl meal
There had been a bit of a discussion on the Wildfood board
about making meals below 2 pounds about 3 Euros, as I was aiming to make
Grünkohl that day and was not as I would normally do using all fresh
ingredients ( car was at the workshop). I decided to put my frugality to the test.
This will give you 8 portions of 500g of Grünkohl and
potatoes, 100g of Kasseler and approx. 35g of bauch (smoked cured pork belly).
So I had bought the day before at Lidl (pronounced Leedl for
the UK advertising agencies):
824 g piece of Kasseler
(pure flesh no fat)
300g of smoked cured belly
I had in my store cupboard:
200g of onions ( peeled and roughly diced)
1 fat clove of garlic peeled, crushed and finely diced)
1 tablespoon of duck or goose fat (I always have a jar or
two in the fridge)
1 litre of vegetable stock (2 knorr stock pots in a litre of
First soften the onions and garlic without taken on colour
in the duck/goose fat (or oil if you don’t have any duck or goose fat).
Melt the goose fat
add the diced onions
add the garlic
Make up your stock and add the freeze dried vegetables to
the stock allowing it to stand for a few minutes.
Pour the Grünkohl into a large pan, and add the onions and
then the stock/vegetable mixture. Bring to the boil and reduce heat to a
Slide in the belly pork and kasseler.
Remove the meat from the pot and set aside covered for later.
Now add the peeled potatoes, mine were floury local ones, but any will do, though the floury
ones do thicken the broth. (you may require more liquid, then add another 500 ml
of boiling water).
Lid on and cook at a rolling simmer until the potatoes are
Slice the Kasseler into 100 g pieces (I sliced into 50 g
slices and added 2 to each plate it looks more), and the belly into 8 even pieces.
Return to the pot to warm through or portion for the freezer.
We had it that evening and I took a portion up to our
neighbour. I divided the rest into 5 equal portions and froze for another day.
The total cost was €9.91 making it €1.24 per portion, so
well within the limit. For those that are watching their weight or even on a
diet the meal came in at 348 K/cal.
So you can make a filling meal for far less than €3 and if
you are on a 5/2 fasting diet it is perfect for the fast day. You can even have
a portion at lunch and another in the evening and still be below 700K/cal.