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Hi and welcome to Chezdomia, a creative space where you will discover all palettes of traditional Polish recipes twisted with a Chezdomia touch. I hope you will enjoy :)

Smoked Mackerel (Wędzona Makrela)

Small bites By July 5, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 3 Comments

Persons: 1-2     Cost: $   Level: easy     Time: –      Ingredients: fish can be hard to find


My hometown is near the Baltic Sea, so I am used to eating quite a lot of fish, especially smoked ones. This is something I miss a lot in Paris.

In Poland, I was pampered with different species of smoked fish, and for me the most precious one is mackerel. Luckily, in my little Poland at the Bastille Market (mentioned in a previous post http://chezdomia.com/?p=161 ), I can keep spoiling myself with this delicious and healthy snack.

FoodMarket at Bastille Paris

FoodMarket at Bastille Paris

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Vegetable Salad (Sałatka jarzynowa)

Salads By June 13, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , 2 Comments

Persons: 2-4     Cost: $$$$     Level: easy     Time: preparation 45-55 min      Ingredients: easy to find


Traditional vegetable salad is typically served on Polish tables during Easter. It is beloved by many for its simplicity and many flavours. It’s a perfect daily appetizer, paired best with fresh, crunchy bread!

I love preparing this salad during weekends so I can eat it in the mornings over the course of the week, and sometimes I even bring a bit to work.

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Herring Marinated in Olive Oil with Onion and Dill (Śledź w Oleju z Cebulą i Koperkiem)

Small bites By June 6, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Persons: 1-2    Cost: $$     Level: medium     Time: 20min (+3 days to marinade)      Ingredients: fish can be dificult to find


Marinated herring is a very old dish. Almost every Pole has had marinated herring with cold shot of vodka at least once in his life 🙂 This traditional meal was often served as an appetizer, to warm up your appetite, in Polish restaurants before WWII.

Why is this fish so popular? First of all, it’s super healthy; secondly, it isn’t so expensive. And third, it is easy to marinate. That why it became so popular in Poland and Scandinavian countries. As a result, we have developed a variety of delicious marinades to accompany it, each with a unique flavour: Spicy, bittersweet, sweet-spicy and natural.

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