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Old 10-31-2013, 08:01 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by CharlieD View Post
Neah with chicken.
Chicken and Paprika would work well.

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Old 10-31-2013, 08:56 PM   #32
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I like using chili powders in sour cream, chipotle powder in sour cream with chicken and mushrooms would make a nice dish.

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Old 10-31-2013, 11:35 PM   #33
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Welcome Dirk!
I would try paprika, garlic and black pepper. Or, you could go with some garlic and curry powder.

I think your question was a very good one, it can be difficult to know what herbs and spices complement certain foods until you have some experience. I have a friend who is a pretty good cook, but often uses herbs and spices in ways that just don't work in certain dishes. She could be a better cook if she knew instinctively the herbs/spices that enhance a dish or if she were to ask for help as you have done.
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:34 PM   #34
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Where did Dirk go....
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:46 PM   #35
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Thank you again for your suggestions. I've noted them all for future reference.

I appreciate the welcome messages. I do not feel it appropriate to formally introduce myself on the forums without knowing if I'll be a part of the community in the future, but I'll keep it in mind nonetheless. Additionally, I am against publishing personal information on public forums, and it's worth mentioning that my real name isn't Dirk, but hopefully that doesn't make me any less friendly :).

I apologize for the late reply, busy days.
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:51 AM   #36
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Well my real name is Gravy ........

I was wondering where in Europe you are ?
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:13 PM   #37
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most of the curry spices..paprika,cumin,chilli powder,ground coriander,ginger,saffron etc etc etc.a lot of indian dishes use yogurt which is similar to sour cream.stroganoff incorporates sour cream & paprika in the recipe too
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:56 AM   #38
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Originally Posted by Dirk101 View Post
I recently cooked a simple recipe with chicken in a sour cream and mushrooms sauce, seasoned with salt and pepper. I feel that it could use some spices the next time I would cook it, but am unsure what spices I could use. If anyone has any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated.
You need herbs. Chives is a standard herb used with sour cream. I'd also suggest using dill or tarragon rather than chives, and you could add some minced garlic along with, or without, any of those herbs. I wouldn't use spices. They would most likely overpower the recipe.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:30 AM   #39
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Today I cooked the dish again with added garlic and thyme and it made an incredible difference. It was much more flavored, and the flavors worked together really well.

Thank you everyone, I'll be looking for guidance from you in the future as well.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:35 AM   #40
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Glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you around more.

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chicken, cream, mushrooms, other, sauce, sour cream

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