Thursday, May 17, 2007

Your heart's gonna love this one

Just in time for Heart of the Matter #3 I came up with a very easy, very quick pasta dish. Doodles and I had fallen in love and ordered this dish every time we visited our Mom in Ft Wayne, Indiana. So simple but quite tasty. This fits this month's criteria for a healthy pasta dish. You still have time the deadline is May 22.

Funny thing is, I really hadn't tried to make it but found myself with only a few ingredients and a hungry husband so here is what I came up with.

Pasta with mushrooms
  • Cook enough pasta for two people, reserve a bit of cooking water
  • Clean and slice very thin about 8 ounces of crimmini mushrooms ( I used the Cuisinart)
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • about 8 small fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • about 3 tablespoons very good olive oil

Heat the oil in a large skillet, quickly saute the garlic and thyme. Add the cooked spaghetti and stir until coated with the garlic oil and herb. Remove from heat and stir in the mushrooms and basil. If this looks too dry, add a bit of reserved cooking water. Season with salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste and serve with a dusting of Parmesan cheese.

This was very flavorful and would make a great lunch or even a main dish with a nice green salad. Well, it satisfied the hungry husband.


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Ellie said...

Yes, my heart will love this, but it's my mouth that's clamouring for a taste right this instant! :P

Freya and Paul said...

Love mushrooms, love spaghetti - I have a feeling I would love this dish!

Doodles said...

sister moon is right the restaurant version was quite tasty....however this would be soooo much better at home kitchen...good sister!