Most of the farmers in Poland would say that Pigweed is just a weed, quite hard to get rid off, and you actually hate it if you plant vegetables. But on the other side, you can have it free, use in the kitchen and have healthy Pigweed soup – Zupę z młodej komosy.
- 1 carrot
- 1 parsley root + some greens
- 3 potatoes
- bunch of pigweed
- 5 tbs barley
- 1 tbs butter
- salt & pepper, paprika
- 3 tbs sweet cream
Chop onion and fry it shortly on a butter. Dice carrot and parsley root and add it to the pan, season with salt and pepper and paprika. Fry for few minutes. Add 2 l of water. Boil. Add parsley greens.
Peel the potatoes, dice them and put them to the soup. Add barley.
Clean carefully pigweed, cut thoroughly and put to the soup after 20 minutes of cooking. Cook for another 15 minutes. Add sweet cream.
This will make a kind of Krupnik. Easy, meatless and wild Pigweed soup.
Basic recipe for Polish Krupnik you can find here: Krupnik.