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Monday, July 05, 2010

Italian Portobello Mushroom Pasta

Italian Portobello Mushroom Pasta 1

If you love mushrooms as much as I do, sometimes you really don't need much else to enjoy them. A quick saute to soften the mushrooms with some chopped garlic and onions for flavor. Toss with plain pasta.

I used a few portobello mushrooms for this, although they're really just mature crimini mushrooms so you can use those instead if you'd like.

Now, the big question is, do you say portobello mushroom? Or portabella mushroom?

Italian Portobello Mushroom Pasta 2

Italian Portobello Mushroom Pasta

For 2 servings, you'll need:

1/2 lb spaghetti or other pasta, boiled and drained
2 large portobello mushrooms or about 8-oz crimini mushrooms, sliced
1 small onion, diced small
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1/4 tsp salt

Optional: Garnish with Parmesan cheese or minced parsley.

Set a pot of water to boil the pasta.

While the water is boiling, slice the mushrooms. Set aside.

Dice 1 small onion. Finely mince 2 cloves of garlic. Set aside.

In a saucepan on medium-high heat, drizzle a generous serving of olive oil and add the onion and garlic. When the aromatics have softened, add the sliced mushrooms and 1/4 tsp salt. Saute for a few minutes until the mushrooms have softened to your liking.

Instead of boiling and draining the noodles, I simply scoop the noodles into the sauce. Then toss to mix the pasta with the mushrooms.

Top with Parmesan cheese or parsley if you wish.

Italian Portobello Mushroom Pasta 3


Other vegetarian pasta recipes:
Farfalle with Oven-Dried Tomatoes, Mushrooms, and Corn
Green Tea Soba (Japanese Buckwheat Noodles) with Almond Butter
Vegetarian Lasagna with Broccoli, Kale, and Zucchini
Vegetarian Lasagna with Feta Cheese, Spinach, and Tofu
Macaroni and Cheese
Melanzane alla Parmigiana (Italian Eggplant Parmesan)
Mi Xao Don Chay (Vietnamese Vegetarian Crispy Chow Mein)
Mi Xao Toi Bo (Vietnamese Noodles with Garlic Butter) Maggi Seasoning Sauce
Pasta Pomodoro (Italian Pasta with Tomatoes)
Pesto Pasta
Pumpkin Ravioli with Browned Butter Sage Sauce
Quattro Porcini Pasta (Italian Four Mushroom Pasta)
Ravioli with Basil, Squash Blossoms, and Ricotta
Vegetarian Shanghai Noodles with Spinach and Onions 

1 year ago today, The Wok Shop - San Francisco (Chinatown).
2 years ago today, Cajun Vietnamese Shrimp Boil and musings on American cuisine.
3 years ago today, a fruit tart that looks like a geometric design at Le Croissant Dore - Westminster (Little Saigon).

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