Another week brings another veggie box delivery and this week I had a fair amount of courgette and onion. I also had frozen some nice cuts of beef and given that I usually have a good supply of cream and creme fraiche in the fridge, this dish came to mind.
I did a quick search and loosely based it on this recipe from Rick Stein:
After a lot of Italian and Chinese cooking, it was good to make a recipe from a different place; Russia 🙂
I didn’t have mushrooms or sour cream but substituted the mushrooms with courgette and the sour cream with a mix of creme fraiche (about 2 tablespoons) and double cream (about 100ml).
I started by gently frying the courgette and onion in melted butter with half a teaspoon of chilli powder (didn’t have paprika either!) for about 5 minutes. I removed them from the pan before adding the strips of beef and cooked for one minute. At this point, different from Rick’s recipe, I added the onion and courgettes back in and added the cream/creme fraiche mixture and simmered for just over a minute before adding the lemon juice and fresh parsley and serving with rice (not matchstick potatoes!).
It is a really simple dish, quite versatile as you can see by the amount of ingredients I changed and really, really tasty! Another happy Saturday night meal and giving some comfort before watching England lose in the World Cup! 😦