Monday, 21 January 2019

Sweet Paprika Mushroom Strogonoff

This is not the prettiest of pictures, in fact its a little hazy (in other words blurry) but I sill share it as it was delicious to eat. 

It is Sweet Paprika Mushroom Strogonoff that I made in December after work in the evening, another reason why its not well lit. The sweet paprika made a wonderful change form the smoked variety.
The Hungarian Paprika Mushroom recipe comes from Entertaining Vegetarians by Celia Brooks. Celia's recipe is made with Chanterelle mushroom, but it is not easy to find them fresh in my part of the world, so I used some dried chanterelle mushrooms in the cupboard and rehydrated them.  I also added some mangetout to the pot as I felt it needed a bit of crunch and colour, but once it was served up I realised the mangetout was not necessary and the burnished red tones imparted by the paprika gave it a warming glow that only made me feel happy eating it.  

Sweet Paprika Mushroom Strogonoff
Serves 3
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon oil
400g mixed mushrooms
Salt and pepper to taste
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon Hungarian paprika
180ml soured cream or crème fraiche or vegan alternative
2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
Heat the oil, then add the butter until melted.
Add mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, when the liquid from mushrooms has been released allow to evaporate, then add the paprika, and cayenne and fry for a couple of minutes, 
Stir in the cream and dill, simmer for a few minutes.
Serve immediately
Adapted very slightly from Entertaining Vegetarians by Celia Brooks.


  1. Anything mushroom, yes please. This looks and sounds delicious!

    1. I have lots of mushrooms at home at the moment, expect more recipes.

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you. It was delicious. I hope to make it again come February - I am doing Veganuary.

  3. I have some Oatly creme fraiche in the fridge... sadly, no chanterelles, dried or otherwise. I guess the usual white mushrooms will have to do instead! I'm sure it'll be just as good!

    1. Usual white mushrooms will do nicely too. Enjoy!

  4. Even if the mangetout was not necessary, it added some good green colour! Sounds delicious

    1. Yes, the mangetout def. added colour to the dish


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