Origin of stroganoffprobably after Count S. Stroganov (1794-1881), Russian official and gourmet
An example of stroganoff used as an adjective is chicken cooked with a sauce of onions, mushrooms and sour cream; chicken stroganoff.
Stroganoff is sometimes, but not always, capitalised. Although it may originally have functioned as an adjective following the noun beef, it is now often regarded as a noun in itself, just as preparations of chicken Kiev are now frequently referred to as kievs.
Named after the Stroganov family, a distinguished Russian family involved in the settlement of Siberia, Russian Ð¡Ñ‚Ñ€Ð¾Ð³Ð°Ð½Ð¾Ð² (StrÃ³ganov).