first came into existence back in May 2000. Seems a long
time ago now!
snapshot of the Hub-UK
menu in December 2000
then the internet was a very different place with much
more of an amateur feel to it. In a lot of ways it was
a pleasanter and more friendly place to hang out. For
those of us interested in food and cooking it was a
great opportunity to chat and share ideas with people
living in other parts of the world.
was also a time when everyone involved in cooking, whether
they were just a keen amateur, a busy mum, a grandmother
with a lifetime of kitchen experience or a professional
chef just starting a career in the kitchen or one who
was an old hand working at the stove, was happy to share
recipes so others could enjoy them.
lot of the details of who contributed what have either
become blurred or disappeared over the years but the
recipes are still worthwhile either in their own right
or for the inspiration they might give.
is the easy version of Beef Stroganoff but don't be
fooled into thinking it is not fit to serve to guests.
It is easy to prepare and can be prepared in advance
and warmed in the microwave. You do not need to be precise
with the ingredients, all are appoximates.
1/4 pt sour cream
1 medium onion
250g mushrooms (avoid button ones as you want flavour)
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
3 Oxo (beef stock) cubes
Pinch sea salt
slice onion and fry in a little bit of olive oil for
2 or 3 minutes.
Slice mushrooms and add to pan for a further 2 minutes.
fat from steak and slice into thin strips. Add to
pan and cook until all the pink on the meat has disappeared.
1/2 pint of water and crumble in stock cubes, stirring
as you do so.
approximately 2 tbspn tomato ketchup to thicken and
on a low heat for 10 minutes then remove from heat
and stir in sour cream. Warm through.
Tomato ketchup is used by many professional chefs
rather than tomato purée as it is does the same job,
thickens well and is sweeter.
you cannot get sour cream buy double cream and add
lemon juice until taste reaches required "sourness".
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