Monday, March 10, 2008

Mushroom Steak 'n' Linguine

This dish was absolutely delicious! We have asked Primo to make this for us again. It has the consistency and boldness of a creamy stroganoff, but the spinach and rosemary give it a very light, summery, refreshing taste.

Primo found this recipe in Taste of Home's Simple & Delicious magazine. I have copied the original recipe in black type and Primo's substitutions/ alterations in purple.

Mushroom Steak 'n' Linguine

8oz uncooked linguine (16 oz. uncooked spaghetti)
1 lb boneless beef top round steak, cut into thin strips (1 lb. pork steak)
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
3 t. olive oil, divided
1 c. chopped sweet red pepper
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 lb. sliced fresh mushrooms
1 c. coarsely chopped fresh spinach
1/2 t. dried rosemary, crushed
3/4 c. spreadable chive and onion cream cheese (~6 oz. plain, block cream cheese, handful chopped, fresh chives and dash of onion powder)
1/2 c. sour cream
1 T. milk

1. Cook linguine (spaghetti) according to package directions. Meanwhile, sprinkle beef (pork) with salt and pepper. In large skillet, saute beef (pork) in 2 t. oil until juices run clear. Remove and keep warm.

2. In the same pan, saute red pepper and onion in remaining oil until tender. Add mushrooms; saute 1-2 minutes longer or until tender. Add spinach and rosemary; cook and stir until spinach is wilted (Primo immediately went to the next step so the spinach would be bright green). Stir in cream cheese, sour cream and milk; heat through (do not boil). (Add pork back into pan.) Drain linguine (spaghetti); top with sauce.

Serves 4. Total time: 30 minutes.
Primo doubled the recipe to serve six plus we had enough leftover for everyone to have some the next day.



Chris said...

Yum! I may have to surprise my wife and fix dinner one day this week. How would it taste sans mushrooms? (the three kiddo's have SEVERE aversions to mushrooms). Maybe if I just sliced them pretty big, they could pick them up and give them to me!

TheTutor said...

Actually, I despise the texture of mushrooms, but love the flavor, but Primo chopped them small and told me to pick them out if I could find them. I apparently ate most of mine because I only recall picking out one piece of mushroom, but all the other kids commented on how many mushrooms there were to pick out. LOL!

kerogers said...

Okay ... Primo has SO gotta come over again soon and cook for me and the hubby!

PariSarah said...

Go Primo!! That sounds delish!