Long time lurker, first time requester....
I always make my ground turkey stroganoff with onions, mushrooms and sour cream, seasoned with those packets of Lawry's stroganoff seasoning. I just realized that I have everything I need to make tonight's dinner EXCEPT that packet and I'm just too lazy to go to the store.
So Hounders...how can I use my (rather well-stocked) spice cabinet to make deliciously seasoned stroganoff?
Thanks in advance...
Cook's Illustrated has a fantastic strogonoff recipe-it's heads and tails better than any I'd had. And I found it by googling!
I didn't even know they made a strogonoff seasoning packet, and I've never really seen a recipe that would utilize anything in your spice cabinet.
Absolutely yes. Dill Weed is probably more common on home spice pantries than is Seed. I actually add both Seed and Weed, but when I serve it to folks for the first time, I use only the ground Seed, ONLY because it does not effect a green color change, and transitions them to the dill taste.
To further transition this dish, consider sliced dill pickles. This adds a third "disk...planar" object in addition to the sliced beef and sliced mushrooms. It is apparently common in the northern euro regions.
Those packets are mostly pretty expensive salt and fillers.
In The Art of Russian Cuisine by Anne Volkh she lists the following ingredients for stroganoff.
2 med. onions,
7-10 Tbs. butter
2 C. beef stock
2 tsp. Dusseldorf or Dijon mustard
Ybs. tomato sauce
3 lbs. fillet mignon cut into strips
freshly ground black pepper
3 Tbs. sour cream
She says it is traditionally served over fried potato planks. I always add a bit of wine just before adding the sour cream.
Here's the ingredient list for the mix:
Key items: MSG (think Accent), salt, sugar, onion, garlic, mushroom, powdered milk, and flour. You may find the MSG a key thing missing if you don't use the mix.
For a more authentic version, see:
Btw, in the authentic version, the tomato paste would supply the MSG, which is natural in tomatoes.