Saturday, 5 September 2015

Funghi Porcini con Scialatelli

September is mushroom time so my husband went to search for some of the local Porcini mushrooms.

Porcini mushroom

                                           He was so happy the time he found the one above!

Fresh mushrooms

This time he found a couple of kilos of good ones.


There were too many to use at once so some I froze but obviously I had to cook some of them!
 Here is a recipe we like. Very simple so you can really taste the porcini!

This uses local Porcini mushrooms and a typical sort of "Pasta fresca" called "scialatelli"


Fresh mushrooms.
Olive oil.

Fresh pasta or other sort desired.  Amount depends on how many people. I calculate about 150g each.

If you like black pepper can be added to taste. Some people also like to add a splash of dry white wine.

Scialatelle ai porcini

Choose and prepare the mushrooms. I don't use any that aren't perfect!


Finely chop some onion and some fresh parsley.

Porcini mushrooms

Lightly fry the onion in a few tablespoons of olive oil.

Cooking porcini mushrooms.

Add the sliced mushrooms and parsley.

Porcini funghi

Cover and simmer over a low flame. Add salt to taste when they are almost cooked.

pasta fresca

This is the pasta. It isn't egg pasta but just durum flour and water. This is bought but another time I will show you how to easily make it. It is a sort of tagliatelle. Here in the village they also use the same name for a twisted sort.

Frying mushrooms

 I usually cook the pasta in the usual way once the mushrooms are almost cooked. Be careful not to burn them. Some people add a little water from the pasta if they dry too much but I don't find it necessary.

scialatelli ai funghi

Strain the pasta and add to the pan with the mushrooms. Stir to mix them well.My husband doesn't like to add parmesan cheese as he likes the taste of the mushrooms. However if they are frozen I will add a little.
scialatelli silani

                                                                     Serve and enjoy!

Pasta fresca ai porcini

 This is one of the simple thrifty meals we eat. You can also try substituting other sorts of mushrooms available to you, or use frozen ones!

and ....Buon Appetito!

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