Hungarian Portabella Paprikash

14 Jan

A great vegetarian dish packed with smoky flavor.  The roasted peppers and smoked paprika are the stars of this dish, in my opinion.  It was too mushroom-y for Derek, who doesn’t think any meal is complete without meat, and my mom agreed it would be better with the addition of some beef tri-tips.  But don’t let that steer you away (steer, get it?). What else would I expect; I married a rancher’s son.  If you enjoy mushrooms (and I would like to add that portabellas are a good source of protein) then you may just love this.  I do actually think it tasted better on day #2 so entirely support making it ahead.  When the lady who recommended the tri-tip addition ate some as left-overs, she all but raved about it.

Ingredients

  • 2 large red bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 large portabella mushroom caps, gills scraped, wiped clean and chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 2 chile peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
  • 4 large cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons smoked sweet paprika
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 ounces kluski noodles
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives, parsley, or dill, or dried equivalent
  • Sour cream, as needed

Char the peppers on the stovetop or under the broiler with the oven door cracked for the steam to escape. Place the charred peppers in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap to cool. Scrape or peel the skin from the peppers, then seed, and thinly slice.

Heat 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil in a large Dutch oven or large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and brown 12 to 15 minutes until darkened and tender. Add the chile peppers, onion, carrot, garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper, and cook to soften, 10 minutes more.

Add the tomato paste to the vegetables and stir 1 minute. Add the stock, wine, Worcestershire sauce, and roasted red peppers. Simmer a few minutes for the flavors to combine, then cool completely and store for make-ahead meal.

Reheat the mushrooms and sauce over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

In boiling salted water, cook the egg noodles or egg pasta to al dente and toss with butter and herbs.

If desired, stir a few spoonfuls of sour cream into the paprikash and serve in shallow bowls on a bed of noodles or pasta.

Recipe by Rachael Ray

Photo by mylittlefoodspot

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