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Jan 30, 2008 06:36 AM

Beef stroganoff

So my boy friend has very simple tastes for food and has requested beef stroganoff for his valentines day dinner. I have never made this first of all and would love to add a more gourmet touch if possible. Does anyone have a spruced up version of this classic?

He also loves oreos so I am trying to make a sophisticated dessert that includes them. Any help would be much appreciated! This is our first valentines day so I am trying to make it special. Thanks a million!

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  1. The dish is a classic and really doesn't need any "sprucing up". Here is a fairly simple and well reviewed freebie from epicurious:

    As for the oreos... Maybe break some up in a nice chocolate mousse??

    1. Basically use good steak quality meat, cook it quickly. Use plenty of mushrooms. Use real cream or sour cream.

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      1. re: paulj

        In addition to using a great piece of meat, you can add some other types of mushrooms. A mixture of cremimi and white mushrooms works well, but you could even be more inventive.

      2. I've made the CI beef stroganoff and it is very good. The key is using beef tenderloin.

        1. The epicurious recipe is pretty good, I would only suggest adding some garlic with the shallots and maybe some fresh thyme at the end. IMO, the most important part is adding a generous amount of creme fraiche/sour cream.

          1. Never tried this, but it sounds like it might work for you... Oreo Dirt Cake (I would top it with some fresh strawberries if you can find any decent ones). You could also get an inexpensive heart-shaped pan to make the cake in (no cooking involved, just chill it).