Delicious mushroom pasta with its flavour delicately enhanced and lightened with mint. Eaten as a cold salad with BBQ or as a warm side dish for French or Italian mains. Crack some pepper on top and decorate with unused mint leaves before serving warm.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 1 (16 ounce) package farfalle (bow tie) pasta
- 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
- 2 (8 ounce) packages button mushrooms, sliced
- 4 onions, sliced
- 1 quart heavy cream
- 10 sprigs fresh mint
- 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch ground black pepper
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain. Cool, transfer to a large bowl, and toss with 3 tablespoons olive oil.
Heat remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place mushrooms and onions in the skillet. Cook and stir until lightly brown. Gradually pour in the heavy cream, stirring continuously. Place the mint sprigs in the skillet. Cook and stir 5 minutes.
Mix sugar into the cream sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Remove the mint sprigs with a slotted spoon. Stir in the cooked pasta until well coated.