For me, beef stroganoff the perfect winter meal. It’s comforting, warming, and hearty. Because beef is the centerpiece beef stroganoff has a tendency to be nap-inducing, which is great on a cold February day when you have no plans to go outside. But, winter 2012 in New York has been unseasonably warm. So, instead of whipping up my typical winter favorites this year I have had to tweak my recipes to create light versions of the classics.
To lighten this dish and stave off the inevitable food coma I decided to nix the beef entirely and use mushrooms. I chose baby bellas because they are hearty, full of flavor, and widely available, but you could use a more luxurious mix of mushrooms such as chanterelles and trumpet mushrooms. Read More