Stroganoff Moscow Style

Stroganoff Moscow Style

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The world famous dish of Russian cuisine Boeuf Stroganoff was invented at the end of the 19th century and named after Count Alexander Stroganov. The recipe was influenced by French cuisine. Like in France, the meat is usually cut into small pieces and sautéed. The sauce is not served separately, though. According to the Russian tradition, the meat is then simmered in the sauce. The sour cream sauce makes meat very tender and gives it a special flavor. The original recipe was not preserved and there are many variations. Classic Boeuf Stroganoff ingredients are beef, onions and sour cream. Sometimes tomato paste is added to the sauce. In this recipe, the dish is prepared with green onions and mushrooms.

Ingredients (serves 4)
600 g (= 1.3 lb) beef tenderloin
200 g (=0.4 lb) mushrooms
1 bunch spring (green) onion
500 ml (= 2.1 cups) sour cream
1/2 bunch dill
oil or butter
salt, pepper

Directions

  1. Cut beef tenderloin into thin strips.
  2. Clean and chop spring onions and mushrooms.
  3. Preheat a pan and stir fry meat in hot oil. Add spring onions and mushrooms. Cook for a minute or two.
  4. Reduce heat, add sour cream and simmer another 5-7 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Sprinkle with dill.

Serve over potatoes (fried, boiled or mashed)

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