Saturday, 15 March 2008

Meatball Stroganoff

I wanted to do this for ages, but didn't have all the ingredients...still didn't have them all but really wanted this tonight so, the queen of subs did it again....no button mushrooms, so used bigger ones and chopped them up, used mascarpone as I didn't have ricotta (and to be honest I don't like the texture), no parsley....but didn't miss it too much.




So what did it taste like? ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL, great depth of flavour due to the browning of the onions, meatballs and mushrooms. Takes a while but definitely worth it!

11 comments:

Sylvie said...

Mmmmh, Tulip that looks great and I have always had a weakness for meatballs.

Marie said...

Those look absolutely gorgeous Julie!

Bee said...

I use ricotta to lighten the mixture - you don't notice the texture at all. But use whatever you feel happiest with :) This is one of my family's all time favourite meals.

Tulip said...

Bee on your recommendation I will try ricotta next time. Paul had the leftovers the next day and it was just as good. A firm favourite! Thanx Bee

Lathyrus said...

Looks really great - definitely on the menu this week. Just can't keep up with you Tulip!
I made blue cheesy leeks for lunch just now - so simple and really yummish. Aubergine bake and celeriac dauph. yesterday. My guests wanted to know how! Combining the book with these pics is such a great help Tulip.
Are you coming to Exeter food fest?

Troubleonline said...

I made this too last week and loved it. Mine looked as good as yours and we had with fine beans as well! Only changes I made was to have larger chestnut mushrooms sliced as I think theya re great in strognoffs and also we used pork mince instead as my hubbie fancied that - it worked really well. I had left overs for lunch next day - no real hardship!

cascas said...

made this tonight and it was fab. i had cauli rice and the others had plain rice with it.

Tulip said...

I love chestnut mushrooms too, they have a much better flavour than the ordinary ones!

Bee said...

The whole button mushroom thing came about because when I invented this recipe we were very strapped for cash (plus ca change...). By making the meatballs the same size as the mushrooms it looked like the dish contained a lot more meatballs than it did! (didn't fool the kids though... ewww mushrooms.... spit...)

Tulip said...

ewww fake meatballs!!! LOL...not kid friendly...but the grownups love it though!!!

Bee - I do hope you don't mind all this subbing we are doing to your wonderful recipes? Needs must when the fridge is empty though...but very inspiring non the less!!

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

I've never heard of Meatballs Stroganoff, but on a blob of buttery mash potatoes, I could fall in love with this.