Good Morning and Happy Monday, everyone!
As we an embark on this “week of love” with Galentines Day, Valentines Day, and the latest spin on the holiday- Palentines Day (falling on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, respectively)– I thought it’d be fun to share some holiday-inspired posts throughout the next few days.
The first, and one of my favorites- is a super quick and easy recipe you can whip up with just a few ingredients and within a half hour to share with your love, your date, your lady-friends- or your friends in general before you light some candles and gather around to watch a romantic comedy together…
… Or whatever you do to celebrate these sorts of holidays (mine involves a little more beer and little more “Mystery Science Theater 3000”- but to each their own!)
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- 1 stick unsalted butter, divided
- 2 pounds beef tenderloin, halved lengthwise and cut into ½-inch strips
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 3 shallots, minced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 quart button mushrooms, sliced
- 1½ cups beef broth
- 1½ tablespoons Dijon mustard
- ½ cup sour cream
- ¼ cup fresh chopped fresh parsley
- 1 pound pappardelle (FYI – I used egg noodles this time around!)
- ¼ cup chopped fresh dill
READY? HERE’S WHAT YOU DO:
- In a large pot, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Season the beef with salt and pepper.
- Working in batches, add the beef to the pot in a single layer and sear until browned on both sides, about 1½ minutes per side. Transfer the beef to a plate.
- Add another 3 tablespoons of the butter to the pot and melt over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic; sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Stir in the mushrooms and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the beef broth and the mustard. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat.
- Simmer until the liquid reduces into a thick sauce and the mushrooms are very tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Stir in the beef and continue to simmer until the beef is tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in the sour cream and parsley.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pappardelle according to the package instructions. In a large bowl, toss the pappardelle with the remaining 2 tablespoons butter; season with salt and pepper.
- To serve, top the pappardelle with the beef stroganoff and dill.
Loaded with savory flavors and with each portion being filling and beyond satisfying- this dinner is a convenient and delicious spin on a favorite that typically takes a lot longer to prepare- making it perfect for busy Gal/Val/Palentines Day plans!
It’s a lot of fun to prepare together, too- so why not get your significant other or your friends in on the process with you? Cooking a meal together is a great bonding experience, after all!
And now, with Monday morning underway- I’ve got to buckle down and get some work done today- and tonight it’s all about meetings and meetups with friends!
Here’s wishing you all a wonderful start to your week! See you all again on Wednesday!
– Ashley –