Kapr s černou omáčkou a perníkovým knedlíkem (Carp with black sauce and gingerbread dumplings)

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Kapr s černou omáčkou a perníkovým knedlíkem (Carp with black sauce and gingerbread dumplings)
Kapr s černou omáčkou a perníkovým knedlíkem (Carp with black sauce and gingerbread dumplings)
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:1518
Ready in:2 hours, 10 minutes
Prep. time:1 hour
Cook time:1 hour, 10 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:11th January 2017
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Fish consumption in the Czech Republic is not huge, but carp is fairly popular and this rather gingery recipe is often served on Christmas Eve. You will need dariole moulds, or mugs, for the dumplings

Ingredients

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For the dumplings

For the carp

Method

For the dumplings

  1. Whisk the egg whites until stiff
  2. Mix together the egg yolks, ginger, milk, flour, bread rolls and a little salt.
  3. Carefully fold the egg whites into the mixture
  4. Divide the mixture into greased dariole moulds or even mugs
  5. Place the mugs in a large wide pan and add water so that it come up to about two-thirds of the sides of the moulds or mugs.
  6. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until cooked
  7. You can use a skewer to test this, in the same manner as you would for cakes - it must come out clean

For the carp

  1. Melt half of the butter in a flameproof casserole
  2. Add the onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes
  3. Add the carrots, parsnips and celeriac and sauté for a further 5 minutes
  4. Stir in the lemon juice, red wine vinegar and brown ale.
  5. Add just enough water to cover
  6. To a bowl, add the peppercorns, allspice, bay, thyme, ginger, lemon peel and a little salt and pepper
  7. Stir in the pumpernickel crumbs, mix well and add to the vegetables
  8. Simmer for 15 minutes
  9. Meanwhile, melt the remaining butter in a small pan and sprinkle in the flour
  10. Cook gently for about 4 minutes and then add the sugar
  11. Cook for a further 2-3 minutes until the sugar caramelises
  12. Gradually ladle all of the stock from the casserole into the flour mixture
  13. Stir well and then pour back into the vegetables
  14. Add the raisins, prunes and nuts.
  15. Adjust seasoning
  16. Place the carp steaks in top of the vegetables and cook for 12-15 minutes
  17. To serve, arrange the fish on dishes, strain the vegetable mixture and ladle it around the fish
  18. Reduce the sauce by boiling quickly and pour over the vegetables
  19. Garnish the fish with the chives and serve with the gingerbread dumplings

Variations

Carp isn't too easy to get in the UK, so you could use sea bream instead

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