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Beef Stroganoff
March 2015
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Ingredients

 

400 g (14 oz) rump steak cut into strips, approx 50 mm x 6 mm (2 x )

2 tbs olive oil

Knob of butter (approx 2tbs)

6 shallots (quartered lengthwise)

150 g button mushrooms

2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)

2 tsp mushroom magic (dried mushrooms ground to a powder in a coffee grinder)

300ml soured cream

Salt and ground black pepper

1 handful of flat leaf parsley, (chopped)

 

 

Method

 

Fry the steak in one tablespoon of olive oil and the butter until it is browned. Remove the steak from the pan and set to one side.

 

Add a second tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and fry the shallots, garlic, mushrooms and mushroom magic until the mushrooms and shallots begin to brown. 

 

Put the meat back into the pan and cook for a little while longer, and then add the soured cream.

 

Bring the mixture to a low simmer and season to taste with salt and black pepper. Serve immediately with a garnish of flat leaf parsley. The recipe serves two people.

 

A cursory look on the internet will inform you that there are no rules as to what should accompany beef stroganoff. Some serve it with pasta or rice and some with seasonal vegetables. Whatever your choice, this makes a delicious and luxurious dinner for two. Perfect for that special occasion!

 

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