Friday, 12 September 2014

Mushroom stroganoff


At times JibberJabber Towers is divided between the males and females. My daughter and I like eggs, yeast extract and mushrooms. The men of the house do not. This means at times we miss out on some of our favourite things but my daughter and I thought we should treat ourselves to our own little lunch.

When we do manage to sneak some mushrooms into recipes it's usually the standard closed cup variety with the occasional addition of some chestnut mushrooms to a slow cooker beef dish. So we thought we would try something new and got a variety of exotic mushrooms. I'd love to be able to pick the fungi in the woods but I know I would end up with a basketful of extremely dangerous and poisonous mushrooms. Instead we went for cap, oyster and shiitake.

We whipped up this mushroom stroganoff for lunch. There's just enough for a satisfying snack as the sauce and mushrooms are quite rich and filling. These are mushrooms that pack a punch. What new foods have you tried recently?

Ingredients

1 tbsp Oil
2oz (55g) Mixed mushrooms, roughly chopped
1 Small onion, chopped
3 fl oz (80ml or ⅓ cup) Vegetable stock
½ tsp (2.5ml) Dijon mustard
½ tsp (2.5ml) Tomato purée
1 tsp (5ml) Lemon juice
3 fl oz (80ml or ⅓ cup) Sour cream
Slices of bread for toasting to serve

Method

1. Fry the mushrooms and onions in the oil until the onions have softened.
2. Mix together the tomato purée, mustard and stock then add them to the pan and stir.
3. Bring it all to the boil and reduce to a simmer for about 5 minutes.
4. Add the lemon juice and sour cream.
5. Heat through but make sure it doesn't boil.
6. Serve on toast.

This is a post for #newthings in conjunction with the CSMA Club.

33 comments:

  1. This looks so tasty and easy to make, it would be perfect for brunch.

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    1. That's what we had it for. Lovely and filling.

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    1. It's just right for a cooked lunch at this time of year.

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  3. Yum yum. My oldest hates mushrooms but I love them. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. It get difficult doesn't it with so many different tastes in a family?

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  4. As a kid I hated mushrooms but since my last pregnancy I can't get enough! this sounds so yummy and prefect for my cravings (Though not pregnant!) lol.

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    1. It's strange how people's tastes can change. It just shows you should always be willing to try a food first!

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  5. This does look yummy. I love mushrooms x

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    1. I love mushrooms as well and it was so nice to be able to try some different varieties.

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  6. This reminds me of one of my favourite dishes we used to eat at our sailing club in Cyprus. Mushrooms are great on toast!

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    1. Mushrooms on toasts make for a great lunch but I'd probably serve it on rice if it was for dinner.

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  7. I adore mushrooms, but the man of the house does not. If we go to the farmers market I always treat myself and the boys to a wonderful selection of shrooms

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    1. I wish we had a farmers' market near us to buy such treats.

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  8. This looks very tasty. My daughter and I love risotto and have it as a little treat for just us because noone else in the house likes it.

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    1. I love risotto! For me it's the ultimate comfort food.

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  9. I love the idea of a lunch for the girls! Mushroom stroganoff....now there's a seasonal delight.

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    1. The girls have got to stick together sometimes!

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  10. This looks and sounds so tasty, mushrooms are one of my favourite food groups x

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    1. It was nice to expand the varieties of mushrooms that we have eaten.

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  11. Mushroom stroganoff takes me back to being a student! Happy happy times and so so tasty!!!!

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    1. I don't think I ever got that sophisticated when I was a student!

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  12. Oh yum that sounds soo delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe :)

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    1. It was really tasty and we enjoyed our lunch.

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  13. Mmm, I love mushrooms. I recently heard that if you put them to sit in the sun, they absorb Vitamin D so they're great for getting a mega hit.

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  14. That sounds delicious! OH and I both like mushrooms - I will file this away in my mental 'yummy brunch things' file

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  15. yum... one of my favourite meals x

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  16. Oh there is nothing more divine than the smell of onions and mushrooms frying together I MUST try this xx

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  17. I absolutely love mushroom stroganoff and we have been eating it regularly recently - perfect for Autumn!

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  18. I love mushrooms! I wish I cold go mushroom picking and get some fresh autumn mushrooms!

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  19. I am not a fan of mushrooms but hubby loves them - i may have to make this for him

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  20. Love this recipie, always wondered how to make this. Thanks for sharing

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  21. This looks and sounds so yummy. I have had strogannoff with rice, need to try on toast.

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