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Tagliatelle with Mushrooms, Cream, Herbs and Parmesan

Feb 6, 2012 by     No Comments    Posted under: A to Z of recipes, Quick and easy recipes, Starters


A quick recipe with just a few simple ingredients which combine to produce a delightful and delicious result.

Serves 4 people Preparation time 15 mins Cooking time 30 mins         Cost per portion £1.15

1. Wash the mushrooms well, and then slice each one into about 4 pieces.
2.  Put the cream in a large saucepan, then add the herbs, salt, black pepper and parmesan and stir them in.
3. Heat the cream gently then add the mushrooms and continue heating it all over a low to medium heat, stirring occasionally – let it all gently simmer for about 30 minutes.
4. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions; when the pasta is cooked, drain it and add it to the cream sauce.
5. Serve in warm bowls with a little bit of finely chopped parsley sprinkled on top.

400ml fresh double cream
400g mushrooms
¾ teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons dried mixed herbs (thyme, marjoram, oregano, parsley, sage, basil)
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
50g grated parmesan cheese
250g tagliatelle or any other pasta
Finely chopped fresh parsley to garnish

Additional Information
The sauce keeps well – in fact it tastes better if made a day ahead – the flavour from the mushrooms then has time to permeate into the cream, so if possible make the sauce and keep it in the fridge for a day, then just boil the pasta and add to the warmed up cream sauce when you are ready to eat.

I have been making this pasta for about 30 years – ever since I got the recipe from my older brother who used to make it while he was at university in California. (He studied at the University of San Diego – USD for short – although we used to call it ‘University of Sex and Drugs’.)!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition per 100g per portion women men child
Energy 280 kcal 781 kcal 39% 31% 43%
Protein 5.6 g 16 g 35% 29% 65%
Carbohydrate 18 g 50 g 22% 17% 23%
Total Sugars* 1.5 g 4.1 g 5% 3% 5%
Fat 21 g 59 g 85% 62% 85%
Mono Unsaturates* 5.3 g 15 g
Polyunsaturates* 1.0 g 2.8 g
Saturated Fat* 13 g 36 g 180% 120% 180%
Fibre* 1.1 g 3.1 g 13% 13% 21%
Salt 0.4 g 1.0 g 17% 17% 26%

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet for an average adult.
Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Allergens: Wheat, Gluten, Milk

Cost per recipe:£ 4.58
Cost per portion:£1.15

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