The story behind the recipe …
The other day, I came home to find my hubby in the kitchen trying out a new recipe he saw Jaime Oliver cook on his television show. It was Beef Stroganoff. When hubby told me it was going to be for dinner, I kind of grumbled. I’m not a Beef Stroganoff kind of girl. Have I ever tried it? Well no, but with a name like Beef Stroganoff it sounded more like a “man dish”. You know what I mean?
Needless to say, I never complain when I come home from work and find the hubby cooking in the kitchen. My lips remained sealed until we sat down to dinner and that’s when I tried his Jaime Oliver re-creation and changed my mind about it being a “man dish”. It was really yummy; in fact, I even asked for seconds and my hubby gladly gave me more all the while sporting a cocky little smirk on his face. Yeah, yeah … so it was good.
So ladies, if you want to make a “man’s dish” for dinner and win over your hubby’s heart, feel free to try this recipe. I guarantee your man will love it and you will too!
Ingredients500g fillet steak (rib eye steak) 1 tsp paprika Zest of 1 lemon, grated 1 red onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped Olive oil 2 handfuls of wild mushrooms, cleaned and torn Knob of butter Small glass of brandy 50ml sour cream 2–3 flat-leaf parsley sprigs, leaves picked and chopped
1. Place the beef between 2 sheets of clingfilm and bash it with a rolling pin until ½cm thick, then cut into finger-width slices. Mix the paprika, lemon zest, salt and pepper, and use to dust the beef.
2. In a large frying pan over a low-medium heat, fry the onion and garlic till softened. Turn up the heat and add the mushrooms and butter, sauteing until the mushrooms are golden brown, and reserve.
3. Add a little oil to the pan, fry the beef for 2 minutes, turning, till browned but still pink inside. Stir in the mushroom-onion mixture, add the brandy and reduce for 1 minute or till almost disappeared.
4. Remove from the heat and stir in the cream and parsley. Serve over wild, brown rice.
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