I adapted this recipe from a dish I had at Luna 61, a wonderful vegetarian restaurant in Tivoli, NY. It is a stroganoff that uses mushrooms instead of meat. I took it to the next level by making it vegan and gluten free, while maintaining the awesome taste. The sherry and nutmeg are two key ingredients that give this dish its signature flavor.
- 2 tablespoons organic olive oil
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped organic shallots
- 4 cups of coursely chopped mushrooms (I used Trumpet and Crimini)
- 1/4 cup of organic olive oil or Earth Balance
- 1/4 cup of organic flour (you can also use wheat or rice)
- 2 cups of almond milk (you can also use oat,
- 1/4 cup of sherry, madeira or marsala wine
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground organic nutmeg
- sea salt, to taste
- freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 1 pound of organic pasta, cooked (I used rice pasta for a gluten-free dish)
Saute the shallots in the olive oil over medium heat until the become translucent. Add the mushrooms, and saute until they begin to shrink and darken in color. Set them aside.
In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil or melt the Earth Balance over medium heat, then add the flour, whisking it to blend thoroughly. Cook for a minute or two to cook off the raw flour taste. Add the milk a bit at a time, continuing to whisk as you do this, so as to avoid lumps. Your goal is to create a thick white sauce. Once all of the milk has been integrated, cook and whisk for another minute, then whisk in the sherry. Whisk for another couple of minutes, then remove the sauce from the heat.
Season your sauce with the nutmeg, salt and pepper. Then toss in the mushrooms and stir with spoon until they are well-integrated. Serve warm over pasta, with a side salad. Enjoy!
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The mushrooms and the sauce are my favorite part of any Stroganoff, so I can’t wait to try this. Thanks for the recipe!
You’re welcome! I hope you love it as much as we do!
Yum! I absolutely LOVE this recipe!
Glad you like it! Luna 61’s version is amazing, too.
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Thanks for the recipe Mary! I made it last night. My husband & I loved it! You are right, the sherry & nutmeg really make this dish. It was just absolutely delicious!
You’re so welcome, Erica! I’m very happy to hear that you and your husband loved it. It’s one of my favorites!
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I’m making the dish right now… is a bit of cayenne pepper okay? Unfortunately, I have no wine… Behlor
A little bit of cayenne is always a nice touch for savory dishes. And wine can be substituted with vegetable or “No-Chicken” broth.
I absolutely love you blog, very in line with my pattern of thoughts!
All the more as herbs to me just call for wine (or the other way around?).
Anyways, just wanted to let you know that I shared your recipe as a food pairing advice for my Pinot Noir, which is a vegan wine made from organically grown grapes. A match made in heaven, don’t you think?
I’d love your input on other pairings if you have any ideas!
Happy New Year!
Thank you very much for the wine pairing suggestion, V. R.! I am not much of a wine connoisseur, so I will leave that to experts like you!
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