As those Autumn nights begin to kick in, this dish is just what the doctor ordered. The warmth of smoked paprika, the saltiness of grana padano & the smoothness of cream all provide the perfect counterpoint to one-another. This is certainly the type of dish to enjoy on the sofa from a bowl. Light the fire and think of bobble-hats & bonfires. Then have seconds! After all, it’s low carb…
In a thick-bottomed pan, brown some smoked bacon / lardons. Add chopped onion and garlic and cook until the onion is soft. Add your kale, a little water and season thoroughly. Place the lid on the pan and cook on a low heat for at least half an hour until the kale loses its toughness.
In another pan, melt butter and a little bit of oil, then add your pork. Seal until golden brown, trying not to turn the meat until it’s done (if you do, you stop it from caramelising and risk making it steam, not fry). Once browned, add onion, peppers and garlic, then a generous shake of paprika. Stir in a stock cube and cook until it starts to cry out for moisture. At this point, de-glaze with a little vodka.
Top the pan up with water, so that the contents are up to their necks in liquid. No more. Reduce to a third of its volume then stir in your cream. Adjust for seasoning and sprinkle on some herbs. Lift the lid on the kale and stir in your grated grana padano & butter. Scoop stroganov and greens into a large chunky bowl & enjoy. Low carb doesn’t get much better than this!
Thank you for reading and bon ap!