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One-Pot Dinner: Red Sauerkraut

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Sauerkraut is one of the best food ever. Nutrition wise it is extremely healthy, digests wonderfully and recommended for many diets. It contains lots of vitamins. In the cold months it is very popular in countries I come from, which is also important because of the Vitamin K presence. One-Pot Dinner is comforting, easy and incredibly tasty.

I have been grown on sauerkraut. Sauerkraut is a fermented cabbage by various lactic acid bacteria. In many post-socialistic countries in Europe it’s being pickled, sometimes together with apples, peppers, carrots, etc. It is a base for many dishes by several cuisines. For instance in Germany, Austria and Czech Republic the sauerkraut is being served warm with pork roast and homemade dumplings. In Slovakia, the sauerkraut is a base of our festive cabbage soup called Kapustnica. In the Polish cuisine sauerkraut makes the filling for homemade potato dumplings. There are many ways to go and to learn from.

My One-Pot Dinner is inspired by the Dutch cuisine, which includes so many varieties of different vegetables and meats an din general very easy for preparation. Go to your local farm’s store or specialized pickled department and make your dinner more interesting. Prost!

Total Time: 40 minutes

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The Marinade:
A splash of olive oil
2 tablespoons of Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon of turmeric, smoked paprika, satureja, cumin, coriander (the fresher the better)
A pinch of black and cayenne pepper
200g of good quality turkey filet, cleaned and sliced

5 medium potatoes, peeled, washed and diced
Sea salt
A knob of lard/olive oil
1 sweet paprika, washed, cleaned and sliced
250g of red sauerkraut
½ cup of full-flavoured red wine
50g of Feta Cheese

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The Marinade

Mix all the ingredients for the marinade in a medium deep pan: olive oil, Soy Sauce, turmeric, paprika, satureja, cumin, coriander, black and cayenne pepper. Gently put the meat in and stir with a metal spoon. Cover with a lid and refrigerate for a couple of hours if you have the time. Otherwise a to minutes will do.


First, cook potatoes in a pot filled with salted hot boiling water until softened, for about 15 minutes, depending on their size.

Next, take them out and set aside.

Place the turkey with all its marinade into a large frying pan on high heat. Sear nicely from all the sides, for about 5 minutes.

Once the meat becomes golden, add some lard and melt.

Stir in the paprika. Roast for 2 more minutes and add the sauerkraut.

Baste the food with red wine. Reduce.

Next, add the potatoes and sauté for a couple of minutes. Sprinkle with Feta Cheese and mix. Let the cheese melt and serve immediately.

Makes 3 serves.

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