Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Rich Mushroom Pasta - Family Favourites

The idea for this meal came up during the masterclass that I attended last week at San Pietro Restaurant. This was a fantastic foodie day full of demonstrations, hands on experience and of course eating!

This dish was originally a Crostini recipe, however on the day I enjoyed the topping so much I have decided to use it in a main meal dish. In the recipe that was demonstrated they used wild mushrooms. However these are not always available and can be expensive for an everyday meal. I have replaced the wild mushrooms with a mixture of chestnut and mini portabello mushrooms.

This is what I did...

Rich Mushroom Pasta


1 red onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 anchovies, finely chopped
100mls whipping cream
1/2tsp parsley
150g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
150g mini portabello mushrooms, sliced
Black pepper
Parmesan shavings to finish


1 - Cook the linguine as per instructions

2 - Gently fry the chopped onions and the garlic in a little vegetable oil

3 - Once the onions have softened add the anchovies and cook until they dissolve into a paste

4 - Add the sliced mushrooms and gently fry for 5 minutes

5 - Pour over the whipping cream and stir in the parsley and black pepper to taste

6 - Cook for a further 10 minutes on a low heat

Serve with linguine cooked a la dente and top with Parmesan shavings,

This is a meal that the whole family enjoyed. Please do not let the anchovies put you off, they are simply added for seasoning. They really do add a depth of flavour that makes this a lovely rich dish that is great for an everyday meal.

Enjoy x

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  1. They look so delicious! I would love to cook this! #recipeoftheweek

  2. This looks really yummy! And quick and easy to do through the week. Thanks for sharing :) x

    1. Thank you, I love quick and easy meals during the week x

  3. Oh so tasty! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  4. Ooh, I do love a good mushroom pasta, especially with wild mushrooms, it reminds me of when we used to pick them when we lived in France. Yum!


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