Pasta with Caesar’s mushrooms

Pasta with Caesar’s mushrooms

By
From
Complete Mushroom Book
Serves
4
Photographer
Alastair Hendy

The regions of Umbria and Marche in Italy, as with other regions, have developed their own shape of pasta. Ciriole, or the smaller cirioline, are like tagliatelle with a square profile. A similar pasta from other regions is called ‘spaghetti alla chitarra’, because it is made by hand with a tool consisting of steel strings just like a guitar. This pasta is usually made with eggs and has a delicious flavour.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
400g ciriole pasta, or tagliolini or tagliatellini
60g parmesan, freshly grated
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste

Sauce

Quantity Ingredient
300g fresh caesar’s mushrooms, still closed if possible
1 garlic clove, halved
55g butter
4 tablespoons olive oil
pinch nutmeg, freshly grated
1 sprig rosemary

Method

  1. Clean the mushrooms carefully, then cut into chunks.
  2. Cook the pasta for 4–6 minutes, depending on thickness, in boiling salted water. Drain, reserving some of the cooking water.
  3. Rub a frying pan with the garlic halves, then discard the garlic. Melt the butter in the pan, then add the oil, nutmeg, some pepper and the rosemary. Leave the rosemary to cook for a few minutes, then remove and discard. Fry the mushrooms briefly in the aromatic butter and oil mixture.
  4. Mix the drained pasta with the mushrooms and butter, and add the Parmesan.
  5. Sauté gently to amalgamate the flavours. If necessary, add a little of the cooking water for moisture. Serve with a sprinkling of extra Parmesan and a few thin slices of raw mushroom if you have them.
Tags:
mushrooms
funghi
foraging
wild food
foraged
Complete Mushroom Book
Antonio
Carluccio
Carlucio
Back to top
    No results found
    No more results
      No results found
      No more results
        No results found
        No more results
          No results found
          No more results
            No results found
            No more results
              No results found
              No more results
              Please start typing to begin your search
              We're sorry but we had trouble running your search. Please try again