19 Aug 2008

Cold days warm meals

Porcini Mushroom Linguine

Yesterday was a national holyday here. The day dawned sunny but cold, and you know, colds days’ calls warm food. I pretend make soup. But I didn’t make pasta for a long. As you know, my husband had Italian blood running in his veins and he love, love pasta. So I change the menu.

A few days ago I had bought in my local market this Italian dried pasta with porcini mushroom. Porcini, with its earthy and somewhat nutty flavor is unequaled among mushroom is perfect for veggie sauces. So, I decide make it with a smooth vegetable sauce

If you like mushrooms, you’ll love this pasta dish!

Porcini Mushroom Linguine in cream veggie sauce Italian Taste Ingredients:

250 g Porcini Mushroom dried Pasta 50g. of wild mushrooms (trumpet, porcini, morel, or fresh mushrooms like champignons, portabella, etc)

½ zucchini (cut in small pieces)

20g sundried tomatoes

3 tablespoons sunflower oil

2 shallots chopped

1. Can hearts of artichokes in water 2 teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 cup white wine (I used chardonnay)

½ cup whipped cream


. Wash mushrooms, trim ends, coarsely chop.

Moisturize sundried tomatoes in hot water. Cut in pieces.

. Cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente (about 8-10 minutes). . In hot skillet add oil; add shallots, mushrooms and sauté until barely tender. Add artichokes, zucchini, sundried tomatoes, seasonings and wine. Cook for about two minutes and add cream. Cook to slightly reduce liquid. Add pasta and gently toss to coat the noodles. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan.


Anonymous said...

Oh, delicious! I know I'd love this dish. Love your photos, too.


Odete said...

You right! It looks great.
By the way what a beautiful new layout of your blog. Congrats!

Manggy said...

I like mushrooms but I LOVE sundried tomatoes! Beautiful pics, Sylvia! :)

Dhanggit said...

beautiful and delicious!! what could we ask for more???....a restaurant :-) would love to dine in one operated by you Sylvie!!

Ivy said...

This is my kind of dish. I could eat pasta every day.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That looks great Sylvia! I have never had porcini pasta before, but I bet it was fantastic! Especially with sun dried tomatoes!