Recipe Collections – Chef Ludger Szmania

Westphalian Ham with Chanterelle Mushroom Salad

Sauteed chantarelles and Westpahlian ham and a handful of wine-soaked dried cherries, in a salad of endive and frisee.

German-Style Herring Salad

A colorful herring salad wiht multiple flavors in a sour-cream dressing, served over mesclun, adapted from a dish served at SZMANIA’s.

Warm Heart of Romaine Salad with Roquefort and Prosciutto Vinaigrette

Browned prosciutto and garlic flavor the vinaigrette that warms the greens and cheese in this salad adapted from a dish served at SZMANIA’s.

Goulash Soup “Mathilde”

Chef Szmania developed this rich goulash recipe in honor of his mother, Mathilde Szmania.

Chef Szmania’s Jägerschnitzel

Chef Szmania’s version of the classic Bavarian Jäger schnitzel presents pork cutlets in a savory mushroom sauce.

Sauerbraten auf Rheinischer Art

Of the many versions of Sauerbraten, this one by Chef Szmania uses dark German Altbier in the marinating stage.

Choucroute Gratin

Chef Szmania’s version of the classic Alsatian ‘dressed sauerkraut,’ combines chicken, spices, sauerkraut, and sausages.