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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Spagetti With A Simple Mushroom Sauce

My mum had me scared about cooking with fresh mushrooms. She says there could be a poisonous one in fresh mushrooms, maybe she was scared off while studying abroad. So I have stayed clear away from fresh mushrooms unless someone cooks it for me and feeds  me. After seeing so many lovely mushroom recipes in so many blogs I decided to go ahead and buy some. Tesco has such lovely mushrooms, so I purchased some baby swiss brown mushrooms.
 Since this was my first time cooking with fresh mushrooms , I wanted to make something simple,  so I can actually taste the mushroom. So made this really simple pasta dish using what I had  at home.

For 2 :
6 swiss brown mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 red chilli, chopped
1 small onion or shallot  finely chopped
water or stock( about  1/3 cup )
a knob of butter
Juice of about 1/2 a lemon and a tsp  of grated zest
a big handful of finely chopped parsley
A big handful of grated parmesan

1. Bring a large pot of water to boil, generously salted , add your spagetti about 150 g ,  and cook till al dente'. Drain.

2.  While you spagetti is cooking ,heat butter and add your mushrooms and stir fry . Stir in garlic , onion , chilli and zest and give a good stir,
Add water , use very little water , the half cup is approximate :), let it reduce.  Taste , add salt squeeze your lemon juice ( do not squeeze the life out of your lemon , just a couple of good squeezes )and  stir in your parsley. Switch off.

3. Toss your pasta  into the mushroom sauce.  Finally add the parmesan and stir well. Serve

I have to say it tasted pretty good  :), I didnt have any cream but the parmesan gave it a nice creamy texture.


  1. I Love mushrooms and your mushrooms sauce with spagetti seems really delicious so will def give it a try...

  2. i love your recipe and mushrooms in general!
    have a sweet day,

  3. I am a sucker for spaghetti with mushrooms! This looks delish.

  4. Such a droolworthy and tempting spaghetti..

  5. Love mostly anything with mushrooms, your spaghetti dish looks super good! I would love a big bowl right about now!

  6. My family loves mushrooms and I am going to cook this for them :)

  7. I love mushrooms.. and in form I will devour them.


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