Porcini pasta sauce

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Serves: 4

By jugglermum

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Ingredients

  • 1 splash olive oil

  • 1 tin chopped tomato

  • 1 handful parsley washed and coarsely chopped

  • 1 small red chilli finely chopped or 1 tsp chilli from a jar

  • 1 clove garlic peeled and finely chopped

  • 75g dried pasta

  • 25g dried porcini mushrooms

  • 75ml cream

  • 50g Parmesan (plus a little extra to sprinkle oveR)

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Method

<ol> <li>First of all, soak the porcini mushrooms in very hot water for at least 15 minutes or according to packet instructions. Put on a big pan of water to boil for the pasta.</li> <li>While the mushrooms are soaking, fry the chilli, garlic and parsley with the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat, they will smell fantastic.</li> <li>Then take the mushrooms from their liquid with a slotted spoon and add to the frying pan, stirring for a few moments. Gradually add the mushroom liquid and turn up the heat.</li> <li>Continue to stir while the liquid reduces, a few more moments, then add the tomatoes, stir thoroughly, bring to the boil and allow to simmer.</li> <li>By this time the pasta water should be boiling, allow 75g dried pasta per person. You could make a green salad to go with this while the sauce thickens and the pasta cooks.</li> <li>After about 10 minutes the sauce should be reduced and the pasta nearly al dente. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and a slosh of cream, stir, drain the pasta and add that too, grate Parmesan enthusiastically and serve in big bowls with more Parmesan to go on top.</li> </ol>

Handy Hint

<p>This is a recipe that I've adapted slightly from River Cafe 1 and it never fails to delight vegetarian friends as well as being a great weekday standby.</p>

Additional Information

  • Egg Free

  • Nut Free

  • Vegetarian

  • Main Course

  • Pasta

  • Kids can help

  • mushroom

  • italian

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  • higgle 25/02/09 19:18

    Lovely, much nicer than the standard pasta sauce I usually make.

  • 12/01/09 17:19

    Fantastic recipe. Easy and delicious.

  • jugglermum 18/01/08 09:26

    This is a recipe that I've adapted slightly from River Cafe 1 - and it never fails to delight vegetarian friends as well as being a great weekday standby.