Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Field mushrooms

We were lucky to be given a harvest of fresh field mushrooms today (thanks Bruce).

One of my favourite recipes for mushrooms is Mushroom and Bacon Pasta.

Olive oil
1 small onion chopped
1 clove of garlic
About 150g mushrooms, wiped and chopped
A few rashers of good quality bacon, chopped
Cream, about 300mls
Sea salt and cracked pepper
Pasta, I use dry spirals or penne, but fresh is always best if you can get it.
Parmesan or Romano cheese for serving

Fry onion, garlic and bacon in oil until soft.
Cook pasta until "al dente".
Add mushrooms to bacon and onion mixture, cook through and then add cream, let it bubble and thicken for a while.
Mix pasta with the sauce, serve on hot plates with the cheese grated on top and salt and pepper to taste. Maybe a little green salad on the side. And a glass of nice wine. Delicious.

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