Recipe by Irene
"Pork, onion, rice and seasonings are tucked inside these bundles of cabbage simmered in a mushroom broth. Then they are topped with a tomatoey sauce. These are especially delicious served with potatoes."
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2 medium heads
2 1/4 cups
salt and pepper to taste
dried shiitake mushrooms
I would recommend using more than one meat -- add ground beef and/or veal. It makes a wonderful difference. Shiitake mushrooms are okay in a fix, but dried Polish mushrooms cannot be paralleled. If you can't find them at an import store, you can buy them on-line.
This recipe was just ok. It took so long to make and made such a mess of my kitchen... and my family didn't like it as much as my original recipe.
This is a time-consuming dish so you want it to be worth it. It tastes much, much better if you mix pork with ground veal, beef, or both.
The Polish name for these cabbage rolls, "golabki," means "pigeons" (because they resemble a pigeon breast). As a kid I had qualms about eating them because of this :) Now they're just delicious.
I suggest looking on youtube for tutorials on how to roll the cabbage (works best if you cut a triangle into the base of the leaf, so it's more pliable).
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/5 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 5
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 455
** Calories from Fat: 205
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