Mushrooms make stroganoff an umami filled vegetarian dinner.
Some vegetarian versions of classic dishes are BETTER than the originals. Case in point: Stroganoff. This is the best stroganoff recipe I have ever eaten. Even including the beefy varieties for National Mushroom Month.
Sour cream, sauteed onions, beef strips – Okay, sounds like a good combo, right? But the problem is that the meat (back in the day when I was eating beef) was always rubbery and tough and the only taste in the dish was the sour cream sauce. I have tried making a veggie version of stroganoff numerous times over the years, but the veggies were always limp and watery and slimy.
- Use a combination of Cremini, Shitake and Oyster Mushrooms
Then it hit me: ROAST the MUSHROOMS. And lots of them in different varieties. Then add the mushrooms to the sauce at the very last minute so they’re not soggy and slimy.
This works perfectly! If you’ve always disliked Stroganoff, give this recipe a try and you will be a convert like me.
The mushroom experts will tell you that mushrooms are one of the healthiest things you can put into your mouth – they are anti-cancer power foods! They also are one of the most heart healthy foods you can eat. Hooooo-ray for mushrooms!
— posted by Donna