22 August 2008

Korv Stroganoff

This is something that they used to serve at school. At first everyone just wrinkled their nose at it. But a bite made me change my mind (and everyone else too) - it was absolutely delish.

Sadly I don't remember what was in it, apart from the Swedish Falukorv, and that it was served with rice.

So, after some amount of googling, it seems that Korv Stroganoff is a Swedish variety of Beef Stroganoff, "korv" meaning sausage. I think Frankfurters would do as well and I even spotted a recipe with chorizo. But having the regular benefit of working in close vicinity of an IKEA store, I have access to the lovely Falukorv.

Another advantage of this dish is that it's very quick too, definitely for a working day.


5 tbsp grape seed oil
2 onions
2 garlic cloves
400 g Falukorv
1 can of button mushrooms (230 g)
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp flour
1 dl water or stock or milk
1 can of plum tomatoes (400 g)
2 red peppers
100 g green beans
1 dl yoghurt
2 tbsp dill
1 tsp sugar
salt and pepper
chopped parsley
basmati rice

  1. Boil the rice according to instructions on the packet.
  2. Peel the onion and garlic and dice finely. Slice the sausage into circles, then cut the circles into strips. Drain and quarter the mushrooms
  3. Heat up the oil in a deep saucepan and fry the onion and garlic until soft.
  4. Add the mushrooms and sausage and fry for a few minutes, stirring occasionally until they get some colour.
  5. In the mean time, liquidise the tomatoes, wash and cut the peppers into strips, wash and cut the beans in half.
  6. Stir in the flour and let it soak up the liquid in the pan. Add the tomato puree and your choice of liquid - water, stock or milk and leave to simmer for 5 minutes, stirring every now and then.
  7. Add the peppers and the beans, stir in, cover and leave to simmer for a further 5 minutes.
  8. Take off the hob and stir in yoghurt, dill, sugar, salt and pepper.
  9. Sprinkle chopped parsley when serving.

This makes 4 portions and was rather tasty.


Update 16.01.2009:
Today I didn't have any peppers or beans, nor did I have yoghurt, but I had a 300 ml tub of double cream that I'd frozen as I hadn't used it. It looked pretty solid as it does when it's been frozen, but it melted nicely and resulted in a very creamy (and probably highly unhealty) version.

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