The secret in Beef Stroganoff is...


This is the second or third time trying this and it's the perfect thing to do with an extra piece of steak! (Who would have an extra piece of steak?! I bought this pack of steaks which has 3 pieces =( it's always sad when one person can't have steak!)

After a more in depth look at other peoples recipes here's mine! 

It's typical of me that I don't have all the ingredients and had to substitute a lot of them.

- bit of olive oil
1 small onion
3 large white mushrooms, chopped? Sliced? Upto you 
1 steak (cut into strips)
2 cups of beef broth (I used bone broth)
1 bay leaf
1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 2tbsp? Plain yogurt
- some pasta

1 olive oil and onions in a pan on medium heat
2 when onions are soft throw in mushrooms and brown
3 once browned put aside in a bowl. In the same pan , sear meat
4 put aside meat and put the onion mushroom back into the same pan with all the meat juice and pour in the broth
5 boil with bay leaf for a while?

Before serving
1 bring soup mixture up to a boil, add in any meat juices from the rested meat. Turn off heat, add mustard and yogurt and stir in meat to warm up. Add cornstarch if you want to thicken.
Salt and pepper?

Notes.
Use macaroni instead of sphagetti (wtf was I thinking?!) 
Maybe use creme fresh instead of yogurt..
Maybe use a touch of paprika?



Soy milk soup noodles recipe 2.0


Soymilk hotpot/ noodle soup etc

Since my first recipe I posted on Facebook, I realized I can't get a hold of dashi as often as I like. (I don't like the granulated or MSG version). As well I've simplified it a lot ... it's mainly 3 steps:
chop  -> toss in pot -> season 
I use to make sure everything was not over cooked.. but now it doesn't really matter,... just throw ingredients into the pot around the right (and different) times and it will all be done at the same time

1:1
Asian chicken stock to fresh unsweetened Asian soy milk
*** Asian chicken stock and soy is lighter and unaltered with other "seasonings"

1/2 pkg of enoki
1 mini sui choy (nappa cabbage, if you cant find the mini then half of a regular size
1 cooked serving of whatever noodles you like (udon works well)
0.5  tbsp satay sauce
half onion sliced thinly
1?2? korean fish cake ( rectangular blocky type with vegetable bits in it)
some thinly sliced pork (medium fatty ness)
Thinning sliced pork for hot pot
Tbsp fish sauce 

Optional ingredients
1 pkg shimeji mushrooms (this type don't have much flavour and should be put in with the onions, so that it can soak up more flavor)
fish balls
tofu ( i prefer previously frozen firm tofu)
Tofu puff
Egg tofu (pan fried with oil until golden)
1 shiitake mushroom sliced  

instructions
- cut Napa cabbage to 1.5" pieces 
-boil fish cake, optional ingredients, mushrooms, onion and Napa cabbage stem pieces with chicken stock and a cup of water until soft
-during this time cook pork slices and remove once cooked 
*meat helps to flavor the soup base*

-when onion is finally soft, it's time to throw in any delicate (soft ingredients such as soft tofu..but mushrooms don't count) like the leafy part of the Napa cabbage
- close lid
- as soon as the leaves wilt add soy milk (maybe a dash of cream if you like a stronger flavor) 
- bring soup temperature to just before boil.. You can tell by leaving the pot open and when you see steam coming from the edges (moment right before it boils) turn off the heat.
-season with satay then fish sauce to your liking

**********DO NOT BOIL DO NOT EVEN LET IT BUBBLE**********
** when it bubbles the soy will curdle and become a grainy texture =(


Soo... What do you think of it? Was it easy to follow? Do you think it'd be easier to understand me through a video instead?

Let me know !