My son loves mushrooms, along with prawns he'd eat them for every meal if I let him. I'd had the idea of making a mushroom stroganoff for him for a while but never attempted it, to be honest knowing what he's like I was worried it would be too bland but with some tweaks to this recipe it really wasn't, if perhaps it was a bit redder than normal recipes due to all the paprika but tasty!
I served it with rice but all the mushrooms were eaten and the rice was ignored. I think he's on some "why should I eat rice unless it's got interesting bits in it" vibe at the moment. Well who can blame him I guess?
Mushroom Stroganoff - serves 1 mushroom obsessed toddler or possibly 2 kids with normal attitudes to fungi(!)
Vegetable or olive oil
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 clove of garlic
1/2 chicken or vegetable stock cube made up with 150 ml water (use low salt for younger kids if liked or home made stock)
2 tbsp double (heavy) cream
A squeeze of lemon juice
Fry the onion gently in the oil for 5 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and paprika, add the mushrooms with a little more oil if needed and cook for 2-3 mins or so. Add in the stock, bring to the boil and then add in the cream. Bubble until thickened and the mushrooms are cooked. Add a squeeze of lemon and serve sprinkled with parsley with rice or noodles on the side.
I've linked this up to Meatless Mondays: