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Kabanos are a traditional polish sausage. Dry and slightly smokey they are ready to eat as is.
You may have seen them on kosher grocery store shelves as Israeli food giant Yarden offers two types of turkey kabanos - mini and regular size. And if you have seen them and never been tempted to buy a pack, well, you are missing out on a great product.
The mini range is great for snacking on as you can eat a few and leave the rest in their self-closing storage while the regular come in packs of three and if you are only eating one, then you will need to put the rest into a storage bag.
Kabanos shouldn't just be seen as something you eat as a snack. Imaginative chefs slice up kabanos, grill or lightly fry them and add them to other meat-based dishes to add some variety, you can even use them in soup. Make a fresh vegetable or lentil soup and put in some pieces of kabanos to make them even more hearty.
The heritage of kabanos is strictly no go for kosher eaters as kabanos were made out of pork, so its good that those keeping kosher can have their own version to eat.
And if you want to eat kabanos just like the way your folks in Poland would have done, make some borscht or buy a prepared bottle of borscht, chill out and drink it in a glass with your kabanos.
Kabanos can be used for all occasions, mini ones for cocktail evenings, large ones for slicing and adding to other recipes, all you need is a bit of imagination and you can make the most of this versatile sausage.
Yarden Turkey Kabanos cost around £3 a box/packet.