Pasta is something that is equally famous among adults and children. With experts suggesting that 65% of an individual’s calorie consumption should come from carbohydrates, it will only be justified to call pasta the delightedly delicious alternative to a healthy meal. Generally eaten with nutritionally rich ingredients, pasta can be the perfect meal where beauty meets taste.
The following recipe is going to tantalize your taste buds beyond your wildest imagination. Using porcini mushrooms, it can easily come as a unique yet amazing combination of dried mushrooms and black truffles. Especially, if you have a penchant for Italian cuisine, this is one recipe you are going to fall in love with.
The taste that this recipe will bring will make you feel as if it has been delivered straight from heaven. Promising to earn the favor of the most discerning epicureans, it is time you allow your guests to delve into the truffle and pasta goodness. The recipe goes as follows.
This recipe serves 4 to 6 individuals. The cooking time is 45 minutes.
Porcini mushrooms (dried) ¾ ounces
Hot water 1 cup
Butter (unsalted) 3 tablespoons
Mixed mushrooms 1 ½ pounds
Minced garlic cloves 2 large
Salt To taste
Pepper To taste
Fresh pasta (linguine or fettuccine) 1 pound
Fresh parsley (shopped) ¼ cup
Ingredients for serving
Black truffles (fresh) 2-3
Truffle paste Dollop
Truffle oil a teaspoon
Take a large pot of water and bring it to a boil. Add the dried porcini water to the boiling warm water and allow it to rehydrate for about thirty minutes. Take the porcini out of the water preserving the liquid. Dispose off all the liquid while keeping ¼ cup aside. Chop porcini and keep it aside.
In the meanwhile, take a large pan and place it over heat. Add olive oil and butter to it. Now add fresh mushrooms and sauté them until all the liquid inside them is released and they start turning a beautiful brown. Now add porcini and garlic and cook for another thirty seconds. Add pepper and salt to taste. Add the parsley that has been chopped and mix it.
Take a large pot generously filled with salted water. Cook the noodles according to the instructions provided on the packet. This only takes a few minutes. When the noodles are tender, drain the water and transfer them to the pan with the mixture of mushrooms. Mix it well such that all the ingredients are well blended with the noodles. Put the pan on a medium flame now and cook for a few minutes. You can add a little liquid from the porcini mushrooms in case the noodles look dry.
For serving, take bowls and it is strongly recommended that you serve the pasta piping hot. You can use the truffle paste for garnishing. To further accentuate the flavors of black truffles, you can add a little truffle oil on top in the end as well.