Thursday, July 5, 2012

Quick & Easy Pasta

Yesterday, I celebrated the 4th of July with friends and got to watch firework shows across Los Angeles from the rooftop. It was a great view! Before I went out, I made this quick pasta and mushroom dish for lunch. It's super easy to make and tastes great. You can also add a protein like chicken or shrimp to the dish.



Ingredients (Makes 2 servings):

-2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
-1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
-1 package of baby bella mushrooms
-2 servings of linguini
-Parsley (optional)
-Parmesan (optional)

Steps:

1. Wash and pat dry mushrooms. Trim off the stems and slice mushrooms evenly.
2. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat.
3. Once the butter is melted, add in mushrooms. Next, add a swig of EVOO.
4. Make sure to stir around mushrooms frequently so that they cook evenly. Sauté for 10 minutes. The mushrooms will start to shrink and become darker. The mushroom "juice" will begin to combine with the butter and EVOO, creating a nice sauce.
5. Plan ahead so that your pasta finishes cooking by the time the mushrooms are finished.
6. Combine pasta with mushrooms. If desired, finish off with some Parmesan and parsley.


Enjoy!

-Lauren

8 comments:

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