Thursday, October 15, 2009

Beef Stroganoff With Buttered Noodles

I saw this one dish made by Tyler Florence on food network tv that looks really delicious and tempting. I can't wait to make this one when hubby comes home.


* 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped, plus 2 cloves, minced
* Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
* Extra-virgin olive oil
* 1 sprig fresh rosemary, leaves removed
* 1 large sprig fresh thyme, leaves removed
* 3 pounds beef short ribs, cut into 2 ribs apiece
* 1 1/2 pounds cremini mushrooms
* 1 1/2 pounds white button mushrooms
* 1/2 cup chopped shallots
* 1/4 cup cognac
* 2 cups heavy whipping cream
* 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
* 1/2 cup sour cream
* 1 pound egg noodles
* 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
* 2 tablespoons freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
* 2 tablespoons freshly chopped green onions

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Place the chopped garlic, salt and pepper into a bowl. Add enough extra-virgin olive oil to create a paste. Add the rosemary and thyme leaves to the bowl and stir to combine.

Set short ribs out on a roasting tray and cover with herb paste. Roast in the oven for 2 hours and 30 minutes until they are falling apart.

Heat a large saute pan over high heat and add a 3-count of olive oil. Add mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes until brown. Add shallots and minced garlic and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for a further 2 minutes until garlic and onion become fragrant. Remove pan from heat and carefully add cognac to deglaze the pan. Return to heat and add cream. Reduce heat and simmer until reduced by half. Turn off heat and stir in Dijon mustard and sour cream. Season with salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper
Cook egg noodles in salted boiling water according to directions on package. Drain and toss with butter while still hot.

To serve: Pile the noodles high on a plate, top with stroganoff sauce and finish with rib slices. Garnish with fresh parsley and green onions.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Eating Healthy

I've eaten the best food in my whole life yesterday. It made me feel good inside and out really. Would you like to know what it is? Fresh fruits and vegetables. I even got it for free from work. I had three breaks so I ate them 3x. I had strawberries, grapes, cherry tomatoes, celery, baby carrots and broccoli too! Yes, there was a great party in my tummy. I was not actually a fresh vegetable eater but I am learning it well. Today when hubby came home we went to TGI Fridays and I ordered Mediterranean salad topped with grilled chicken.