Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Angel Hair con i Funghi

When I first moved to Louisiana in 2006 it was my first time living on my own without the aid of a college dinning hall. Which meant I was responsible for my own meals. What I did almost every night was boil some pasta and top with store bought sauce. Not that exciting, but I could easily eat pasta every night. But then I started dating the boy, and he wasn't too found of the fact I cooked the exact same thing almost every night.

While I still love pasta I don't make it ALL the time like I did in my first apartment. Not only that, I try to get a little creative instead of just dumping jarred sauce on top of noodles. On a whim a bought a crate of mushrooms the other day and was trying to find something to do with them. I wound up finding inspiration in The Top One Hundred Pasta Sauces by Diane Seed, which my mom gave me when all I was eating is pasta. Their recipe is Bucatini con i Funghi, which is a fancy way of saying Bucatini with mushrooms. Although I used angel hair pasta, and made a few small tweaks, so I present you with...
Angel Hair con i Funghi
Angel Hair con i Funghi
1/2 lb Angel Hair Pasta
Olive Oil
4 cloves garlic
6 oz fresh mushrooms
Salt & pepper
Heat oil and add finely chopped garlic.
Add sliced mushrooms and salt & pepper to taste.
Cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes over low heat, then remove and keep warm.
Meanwhile, cook pasta.
Add chopped parsley to mushrooms and stir into pasta.
Mix and add a little more Oilve Oil.
Enjoy while warm.

Their recipe also adds lemon juice at the end which I omitted since I didn't have any in the house. Also I added a touch more garlic than they called for. But it's really so simple that you don't need a recipe. Except if your someone like me, who really can't decide what to cook unless you have an actual recipe to inspire you. Anyone else like that, or do you have the ability to actually come up with your own recipe based only and the indgrediants you have access too?



  1. yum! I love pasta too. It so easy to throw random stuff in with it and make a good dinner.

  2. That's funny - I'm currently eating pasta out of a box and sauce out of a jar. :) But I added seasoning and boiled chicken to the sauce to give it some more flavor.

  3. This sounds great! I LOVE CARBS!!!! And GARLIC! And I don't care who knows! ha..ha..I would love this dish!