Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hawsepiper Cooks! Brazilian Stroganoff

Last night on the menu here at HAWSEPIPER's Afloat Global HQ/discount gynecology clinic, I cooked Brazilian stroganoff, using my wife's recipe. This simple dish is one of my absolute favorites, using ingredients that can be found in any grocery store that carries even a teeny-tiny section for Goya or other hispanic foods.

 With special thanks to Inappropriately Hot Foreign wife, for putting up with my many questions regarding why it took me 10 tries to get this recipe right. Not following directions seemed to be the issue. This dish is served over white rice.

  • 2-4 pounds of chicke, boneless or deboned
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can creme de leite (found in the hispanic food section of your store
  • 3 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 can of hearts-of-palm (found in the hispanic food section again), sliced
  • olive oil
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground mustard seed

1). cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. put in bowl and mix with garlic, Worstershire sauce, nutmeg, half the onion, and salt.
2). saute remaining onion in oil. Add chicken and mustard seed, and brown the chicken. Add tomato sauce.
3). When chicken is browned, add creme de leite. Cook under med heat for 2-3 mins. and mix well. Add heart of palm and very gently cover the pieces with the sauce and chicken. Turn off heat and allow to cool for 5 mins.
4). Serve over white rice. At home, I like to drink a Caiperinha with this, but seeing as it's got enough alcohol to put the space shuttle into orbit, I don't get to do that while I'm at work.


HT said...

Looks good Paul, its always the little things(like a good meal) that makes it better for those that have to spend so much time away from home!I bet your partners appreciate your old partners always did when I would make a nice meal for us when there was time.

Anonymous said...

When the weather cools, I will have to try this. For someone who's work isn't as physically demanding as yours, this is probably not the right kind of dish for this season. But, it does look and sound tasty.