Kitchen wonders happen not only to those who have excellent culinary skills but also to those who make an effort to try new things and experiment with different flavors.
For the most part, you can create great dishes even without the talents of a well trained chef and all you need are basic cooking tools and fresh ingredients. Here are some recipes you should try if you are in the mood for great home cooked meals.
While there are so many recipes for beef stroganoff, the best ones are those that make use of a few simple ingredients that are bursting with freshness and flavors.
The key to a great stroganoff is good quality beef which is seasoned to perfection.
Fresh herbs also contribute to that exciting aroma that will inevitably fill the entire kitchen while you are cooking.
Cooking the beef just right and putting the right amount of sour cream just a few seconds before turning off the fire will definitely seal the deal.
This classic calls for the freshest butternut squash which would give excellent structure to the soup.
For maximum flavor, freshly grated nutmeg and powdered cinnamon will have to be added directly to the soup as well as on top of it right before serving.
Depth of flavor in the stock is also important so adding freshly chopped shallots, onions, celery, and butter is always called for. You will know that the soup is ready when it turns bright yellow and the consistency is similar to that of a puree, only less dense.
The utter simplicity of beef stroganoff and the warm goodness of butternut squash soup melds perfectly together that they make an excellent combination. These dishes can be done in about an hour so you can prepare them for your family even on weekdays.