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Saturday, 17 January 2009

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Amy

Yum! I started making stroganoff for my mom with boneless skinless chicken breast, which sounds weird, but works well. I use tomato paste instead of sauce, because chicken is juicier, I guess, so it doesn't thin the sour cream so much it won't coat. So, if anyone has a picky, non red meat eating family member, give it a try. (Doesn't every family have someone who won't eat something?)

sawyer

delicious. i learned a new thing today, thanks! by the way, did you make those beets yourself?

ed (from Yuma)

You know this is also close to a paprikash - just cover the meat with good paprika before browning. I tend to stew the meat longer in broth (so I opt for paste instead of sauce, like Amy).

Anyway, thanks for another simple and good recipe.

cathy

Amy and ed- Thanks for the great ideas. I was always not using the whole can of tomato paste and stopped buying them because I ended up with waste and just this week discovered they sell tomato paste in tubes. I don't know where I have been.
Glad to have helped, Sawyer. Yes, I pickle (and grow) beets. Two ways: cook beets and use leftover pickle juice from jars, or a simple recipe: 2 C white vinegar, 1/2 C raw sugar, 6 whole cloves and 1/2 Tsp white peppercorns. Different flavors, but both easy and excellent.

Carol

The Mister loves beef stroganoff but hasn't "perfected" his recipe yet. I'm passing this along so he can make it. :-)

Before I discovered tomato paste in a tube, I used to freeze leftover tomato paste by tablespoon size dollops. Put them on a plate, stick in the freezer, when frozen, put them in a freezer bag and that way you'll have tablespoon amounts all ready. A pain but saved me from throwing out half cans of paste.

ddhac

I have to try your recipe someday!

By the way, I watched Good Eats the other night, and Alton said the same thing about top sirloin! :-) I found that Costco has a very good deal, $2.99/lbl, but you have to buy a huge package!

Thanks for posting!

cathy

Oh, Carol...I thought I had all the helpful hints and had never heard that one. Makes sense, though...I will remember, since yesterday I found three cans of paste I had not used... I hope your Mister can combine what he likes from my recipe with what he likes.
Welcome to the comment side of the blog, ddhac. I haven't seen an episode of Good Eats since before Thanksgiving-I've been busy with stuff. I do learn a lot from that show though. The bulk pack of top sirloin was on sale for $2.99/lb at Vons, but early in the morning, around 7, the smaller packs of meat and fish have markdowns (you can see where the 30% off sticker was removed).

Darlene

Looks delicious! I like the idea about cutting the onions into big pieces. I too cook for someone that greatly dislikes onions.

Cathy

It's been years of accomodating, Darlene. I see you'll be getting married soon. Just so you know: nobody changes. I always thought he'd come around to liking onions...but unless covered in crispy batter or at the bottom of a soup bowl with a layer of cheese on top, The Mister still won't touch those wonderful vegetables. More for me! (I get both raw and grilled at In-N-Out)

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