Shiitakes lend a rich texture to this dish. Angel hair pasta is tossed with shiitakes cooked with garlic, shallots, artichoke hearts, capers and white wine.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 pound angel hair pasta
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 bulbs shallots, minced
- 1 pound shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 4 (6 ounce) cans marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
- 1/4 cup small capers
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over low heat; sweat garlic and shallots until they start to become aromatic. Increase heat to medium and add mushrooms and thyme; saute until mushrooms begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Deglaze pan with wine and simmer 2 minutes. Stir in artichokes and capers and simmer 2 to 3 minutes more.
Pour mushroom mixture over pasta and serve.