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Delicious Pasta with Savory Mushroom sauce

What you need: 

1 (16 ounce) package angel hair pasta
2 (8 ounce) trays white mushrooms
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
6 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup fresh parsley
juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons soy sauce
salt and white pepper, to taste
1 pound fresh shiitake and/or portobello mushrooms, broken in pieces

What you do: 

1. Prepare pasta by cooking in salted water until al dente, according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Slice 4 ounces of the white mushrooms, and set aside.
2. In a food processor, put garlic and olive oil. Process until the garlic is well minced. Add the unsliced white mushrooms, basil, parsley, lemon juice, soy sauce, dash salt and several dashes white pepper; pulse until the vegetables are well minced.
3. Add shiitake and/or portobello mushrooms; deliver a couple of short pulses only until these mushrooms are very coarsely chopped. In a saute pan or skillet over high heat, add the mushrooms mixture and the chopped mushrooms, stirring constantly until the mixture comes to a vigorous boil.
4. Turn down to medium high until the liquid is reduced to 1/2; it should be a pourable consistency, much like marinara sauce. Adjust the seasonings with salt and white pepper. Spoon over hot pasta.

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Absolutely wonderful! A new mainstay dish in my kitchen.


Hi....I made this last Saturday night. I was delcious!  But it was not a "sauce", it was more like a pate' to mix in with the pasta.  What am I missing in the recipe?  Don't get me was still very good but not a sauce. As I was sauteeing it, it became more and more dry. Perhaps I should have put in the leftover liquid from the mushrooms soaking.  ???


This was yummy. I did have to thin out the sauce by adding a half cup of water. Tasty though!


this is a wonderful recipe..full of flavor...yeah!!

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