1.04.2013

classic mushroom stroganoff


RECIPE UPDATE: this dish has been tested and revised and will be featured in the upcoming cookbook "Everyday Vegan Eats," by Zsu Dever.



I lied; this is not a "classic" stroganoff, since classic stroganoff contains no mushrooms. However, it has since (since classic times?) become so traditional to add 'shrooms to this dish, that it has come to be associated as a staple of it. Besides, who is to say that it is not part of the recipe, for that very reason. Sort of like new words in a dictionary. If  "e.v.o.o."  can be added by Webster, then you and I can subscribe mushrooms as part of a classic stroganoff . 

Stroganoff is typically thin beef slices in a creamy, beefy sauce. It is also usually served over pasta, but it certainly does not have to be. I do not see the importance that beef (or substitutes thereof) can add to this dish; it is perfection all in its glorious mushroom-self. In fact, that broth that precludes the sauce, owes part of its glory to the mushrooms. 


I call this "classic" not only because of the aforementioned pseudo-crisis, but because I used vegan commercial sour cream (replacing dairy sour cream). I have a recipe, Eggplant and Zucchini Stroganoff, that makes use of homemade cashew cream, so take a gander over yonder if that's what floats your boat. 


The sauce is creamy and "beefy" without the unnecessary addition of meat.

 A great Meatless Monday Meal for the newly initiated!


Cost Breakdown

mushrooms: $5

vegan sour cream, broth: $1.50
dijon, tomato paste, spices: $.75
pasta: $3

Total to make 4 servings:

$10.25

2 comments:

  1. I have been MIA from reading blogs, and I'm back and you are one of the first I've read...and you start off lying to me? (crying)
    hey hey so nice to see you and your hm cashew cremey faker-but certainly delicious stroganoff.

    So nice to see you..liar! ;)

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    1. No kidding you've been MIA - not even a peep on your blog. Nice to have you back for the new year. Keeping those little happy notes on little pieces of paper going? Besides, if I'd have known you were going to show up today, I'd have been more honest. Just today, though.

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