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    The recipe for Śląskie niebo

    The main ingredient of the dish is cooked, smoked or cured pork, but fresh one is also used interchangeably. Everything is topped with a sauce made of dried fruits.

    It is an interesting combination of sweet and sour sauce and smoked meat. A very tasty composition with a definite smoky aroma.

     

    Śląskie niebo (Silesian heaven) was a popular regional dish in Lower Silesia typically prepared for festive occasions. Its original name is Schlesisches Himmelreich which means Silesian heaven or Silesian paradise. 

     

    Ingredients:

    – 700 g of cured or smoked pork (loin),

    – 350 g of dried fruit (plums, apricots, apples),

    – lemon juice,

    – salt,

    – pepper,

    – pinch of sugar,

    – plum butter.

     

    Preparation:

     

    1. Pour half a litre of water over dried fruit and set it aside in a cold place overnight.

    2. Pour water over the meat and cook for about 45-60 minutes, depending on how big you have the meat. 

    3. Then add the pre-soaked dried fruit along with the soaking water and cook for 30 minutes. 

    4. Remove meat and cut it into slices, cover it and set it aside in a warm place. 

    5. Blend or mix the sauce. Season to taste with salt, pepper, lemon juice and sugar.* 

    6. Pour the sauce over the meat. Add dried fruit on top. 

     

    Serve warm with steamed dumplings (also called pampuchy) or Silesian potato dumplings.

     

    *If the sauce is too runny, condense it with plum butter. 

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