Skip to content
Open menu Close menu

Feed your appetite for cooking with Penguin’s expert authors

penguin logo

Jamie Oliver’s Mushroom Stroganoff with Crunchy Cornichons, Fragrant Capers, Creamy Whisky Sauce and Parsley

Jamie Oliver's quick Mushroom Stroganoff recipe is a clever vegetarian twist on the classic family favourite, and makes an easy weeknight dinner. It's packed with veggies and topped with an indulgent creamy whisky sauce.

From the book


400g mixed mushrooms
1 red onion
2 cloves of garlic
4 silverskin pickled onions
2 cornichons
4 sprigs of fresh flat-leaf parsley
olive oil
1 tbsp baby capers
50ml whisky
smoked paprika
80g half-fat crème fraîche

Essential kit

You will need: a large non-stick frying pan.


Get all the prep done before you start cooking: trim the mushrooms, tearing up any larger ones and leaving any smaller ones whole, peel and finely slice the red onion and garlic, and finely slice the pickled onions and cornichons. Pick and roughly chop the parsley leaves, finely chopping the stalks.

Place a large non-stick frying pan over a high heat, throw in the mushrooms and red onions, shake into one layer, then dry-fry for 5 minutes (this will bring out the nutty flavour), stirring regularly. Drizzle in 1 tablespoon of oil, then add the garlic, pickled onions, cornichons, parsley stalks and capers. After 3 minutes, pour in the whisky, tilt the pan to carefully flame, or light with a long match (watch your eyebrows!), and, once the flames subside, add ¼ of a teaspoon of paprika, the crème fraîche and parsley, then toss together. Loosen with a splash of boiling water to a saucy consistency, and season to taste with sea salt and black pepper.

Divide between plates, sprinkle over a little paprika, and serve with fluffy rice.

Tip: look out for seasonal wild mushrooms in supermarkets and local farmers’ markets – they’re absolutely extraordinary and will add so much bonus flavour to this dish.

ENERGY 251kcal • FAT 13.9g • SAT FAT 5.2g • PROTEIN 6.7g • CARBS 11.9g • SUGARS 7.9g • SALT 0.8g • FIBRE 4.3g


Subscribe to The Happy Foodie email newsletter

Get our latest recipes, features, book news and ebook deals straight to your inbox every week

From the book: Veg: Easy & Delicious Meals for Everyone

Close menu