Low-Carb Beef Stroganoff

Having sailed with Viking River Cruises several times in the past, we already had pre-conceived ideas of count pavel stroganov to expect on our 13-day Waterways of the Czars cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow. We even did some pre-cruise research online by reading reviews on other websites from others who had been on this identical cruise and ship. The reviews were mixed, so we were questioning our expectations which were based on our own past experience with Viking River Cruises.



You have to be very creative in the kitchen so that you don't miss out on making this tasty meal. You can cook a beef stroganoff in the crock pot on a low budget by using a cheaper cut such as chuck roast. This cut of meat will be tougher than the more expensive ones but you can easily work around the problem by increasing the cooking time slightly and browning the meat well before you add the sour cream. You can even pressure cook the meat in a bit of broth before you add the sour cream. The resultant meal will be delicious and tender. Pressure cooking the meat will also help you use less cooking fuel. You could also reduce the amount of meat and increase the amount of mushrooms in order to reduce the cost.

Red Square Euro Bistro is popular because of it serves patrons contemporary European cuisine and vodka. So when you visit, you can enjoy a plate of seared duck breast with leeks and saffron risotto along with a flask of raspberry infused vodka. However, if you don't enjoy duck, you can always go for a plate of stroganoff. Another great thing about this restaurant is that they also offer russian stew cuisine. It's a trademark of their all Russian staff.

First and foremost, know your ingredients. There's a saying going around that says "if you don't know your meat, know your butcher." If you're unsure about quality, freshness anything at all, ask someone who knows. Any butcher or purveyor worth their salt will be more than happy to answer all your questions and make possible suggestions to alternatives, depending on what your recipe is. The cooking technique is just as important as the cut of meat you may be using. For instance, you're not going to want to pay top dollar for a Beef Tenderloin, only to make beef stew in your crock pot. Knowing primary and secondary cuts and what type of cooking technique their best for saves time, and often yields a more flavorful dish.

While having catering provided, with service for 2 hours...do keep in mind that guests will become hungry again later in the night. Easy to make food that is filling is great to serve once guests have had an intake of alcohol.