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A lip smacking beef stroganoff

beef stroganoffWhat a flavorsome savory dish that will grace your table and leave you with enjoyment and comfort. So quick that can be prepared by the time of boiling your tagliatelle. I can promise to soothe your hunger in less than 30 minutes!

It’s a classic russian dish with many variations. My recipe calls for:

  • 500g lean beef strips
  • 1 big onion finely diced
  • 100g butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cup beef broth (or water)
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1/3 cup wine
  • 200g mushroom
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • salt to taste

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and cook the onions slowly until tender (3-4 minutes) , then add the beef strips and  brown (3-5 minutes) stirring constantly. Sift in the flour and cook for another 2 minutes. Pour in the broth (or water) along with the mustard and wine. Let it simmer together for 10 minutes. Finally add the mushroom and cream to cook for 5 minutes all together.

beef stroganoffServe on a bed of tagliatelle or rice. Some people likes it with roasted potatoes too. Sprinkle with chives or parsley and wow your family/guests. I promise you lots of murmuring between them and a another visit sooner than you think.

Having baby Joud with long nights deprived of sleep and living the experience of brotherhood and first year of school for Nady make us need this type of comfort food. I can say at this stage and where we live, good food is the enjoyment for my husband and I.

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To “nouilles” lovers – (creamy chicken tagliatelle)


If you try to google “nouilles” without “lebanese” you will not find any recipe near to the one our mums cook. I don’t know why it’s called nouilles it’s not even an arabic word, but  you can call it in other words, creamy chicken tagliatelle.


Very simple and easy recipe, but it takes time and care. When you savour it, you will know why it’s one of the favorite dishes for the majority of the lebanese.


The nouilles as we know it: (yields 6-8 servings)

  • 500g tagliatelle
  • 200g ham cut in pieces (optional)
  • 100g parmesan or mozzarella
  • 1 kg chicken (boneless thighs or breast) cut in pieces
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup sliced mushroom
  • 1 small onion chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • salt to taste

For the cream sauce:

  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • 100g butter
  • salt to taste
  • dash of nutmeg (optional)



Cook the tagliatelle as per pack instructions for al dente, it will continue cooking in the oven. Drain and keep aside.

Heat the butter and cook the onion and mushrooms until fragrant (3-4 minutes) then add the chicken and keep cooking until almost done. Add the wine (for a deeper flavor) and cook until half the liquid is evaporated.

To make the sauce, heat the butter until melted but not colored. Add the flour and cook for few minutes until light golden brown. Add the milk and cream one cup at a time and whisk continuously until smooth. Bring to boil then cook for 30 seconds before removing from heat. Season with salt and nutmeg (optional). If you are cheese lover, you can add a handful grated parmesan to the bechamel to give it rich flavor.

Stir in the chicken and ham (I mentioned that the ham is optional for the people who doesn’t like the taste) and pour over the tagliatelle and mix until all components are well incorporated.

Put the mix in a baking dish and sprinkle the cheese on top. Bake (on 180°C) for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.


Enjoy the pleasure on a plate, indulge in rich flavors and sahtein a la libanaise!

When the craving arises for a luscious creamy shrimp tagliatelle

Everyone needs a delicious pasta recipe, served in less than 30 minutes, and this shrimp tagliatelle is sure to be a favorite!

For this lovely treat (serving 4 people) you will need:

  • 500g fettucine
  • 800g shrimps peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup of cream
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parmesan cheese for garnish

creamy shrimp tagliatlle

In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente (as per packet instructions).

Meantime grill the prawns and set aside.

In a non stick skillet, combine milk, cream, flour and cook on a medium high until it starts to get thick then bring heat to low, add the butter and garlic powder. Keep stirring until viscous.

Toss in the shrimps and allow to simmer for 3 minutes before pouring over the pasta.

creamy shrimp tagliatelle

creamy shrimp tagliatelle

Shaving over a little parmesan before serving, goes really well with it.

creamy shrimp tagliatelle

creamy shrimp tagliatelle

There’s nothing quite so wonderful as the richness of a hearty, creamy pasta dish. Bon appetit!