Food Handling Instructions

Pierogi and Dumplings

We ship out all pierogi, dumplings and nalesniki fully frozen, however they may get defrosted in the course of transit time. Please, inspect your product upon arrival. If the product is still frozen, place it in the freezer immediately. If the product is partially or completely defrosted, either cook it immediately, or place it in the refrigerator until you are able to cook it. After cooking, pierogi can be refrigerated for 3 days, or can be frozen again.

Cooking Instructions 1.Do not thaw Pierogi or Dumplings (unless they thawed during shipping) 2.Prepare a medium size pot of water, add a teaspoon of salt. For Fruit Pierogi or Sweet Cheese Pierogi ad just a pinch of salt. 3.Bring water to boil. Transfer frozen Pierogi or Dumplings carefully to boiling water, do not try to separate them – they will separate in the process of cooking. Do not stir water during cooking. 4.After adding frozen product water temperature drops. Wait couple minutes until is starts boiling again and Pierogi or Dumplings come up to the top. From this moment count about 4 minutes of cooking on medium heat. 5.Drain with strainer spoon and arrange on a plate. Dress with melted butter and onions or sour cream.

Nalesniki

They are fully cooked, however taste best prepared in the traditional way – by frying lightly on both sides in a pan spread with just a bit of fresh butter. Let your nalesniki thaw for couple of hours in the refrigerator and then fry them up to desired color and crispiness.

Soups and Stews (Leczo, Bigos)

All our soups and stews are shipped out solid frozen, however they may get defrosted in the course of transit time. Please, inspect your product upon arrival. If the product is still frozen, place it in the freezer immediately. If the product is partially or completely defrosted, either bring it to boil it immediately, or place it in the refrigerator until you are able to boil it. Please, keep in mind, that our soups and stews are ready to serve, so they do not require cooking – just a quick boil to ensure safety of the product after the shipping time. Remember to stir Bigos as it tends to burn.

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

They are shipped out solid frozen, with the sauce already added, however they may get defrosted in the course of transit time. Please, inspect your product upon arrival. If the product is still frozen, place it in the freezer immediately. If the product is partially or completely defrosted, either cook it immediately, or place it in the refrigerator until you are able to cook it.

Preparation : let the rolls thaw in the refrigerator. Arrange rolls in a pan and cover with the sauce from the bag. Cover the pan and place in the oven at 400F for about 30 min. The inside temperature of the meat in the roll should reach 140F.

Smoked Kielbasy and Deli Meats

All our smoked meats are fully cooked and ready to serve upon arrival. They need to be refrigerated, they may also be frozen. In case you plan to serve kielbasy hot, just place it in a pot, cover with lukewarm water and bring up to boil. Do not cook extensively as it takes off the delicious flavor. Kielbasy also taste great grilled, baked or fried.

Fresh Polish Sausage

Requires cooking before can be served. Place Sausage in a pot, cover with water and bring up to boil, lower heat and simmer partially covered for about 30 minutes.

Kiszka Blood Sausage

Kiszka is fully cooked and ready to serve. However it tastes great fried or baked with onions, or grilled.

 

Please remember - our specialty gel ice packs are guaranteed to keep the temperature below 42F up to 72 hours. After this time we can not take any responsibility for the quality of foods being shipped. 

 

 

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