A Brit, a Yank and a Kitchen

Friday, October 20

Angel Hair Pasta with a Creamy Mushroom Romano Sauce

Amazing how fancy one can make food sound when in reality I was in a panic because I had no idea what to cook.... only 2 chicken breasts and 1 trout that I need to stretch out through all of next week. I didnt really want to tap into my maranara supply since I've had enough of that flavor this week from the leftover lasagna. So I rummaged through the fridge and pulled out some bits and pieces of things left over unused from the picatta (mushrooms)and from the lasagna (romano) and came up with this. It was actually pretty freaking good! =)

about a dozen sliced cremini mushrooms
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 T olive oil
.5 cup white wine
1 cup chicken broth
.5 cup whole milk
1.5 cup shredded Romano
1 T parsley
2 t cayenne
salt & pepper to taste
a couple handfuls of toasted pinenuts


Sautee your garlic for a few moments in the olive oil, then add the mushrooms. Sautee until they are nice and soft.

Add wine and boil off the alcohol for one minute. Add chicken broth, and continue boiling until reduced by half. Add Milk and return to a simmer, add romano and stir until melted. Add parsley, cayenne, salt & pepper. Toss with cooked angel hair pasta. Serve with a sprinkling of pine nuts on top.. cause in my world, everything tastes better with pine nuts. ;-)


Blogger wheresmymind said...

Mmm...Steph would SO finish the entire batch of that off :)

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

This was actually very tasty as Lea stated.

I made one suggestion for a little flavor as well as color might be to add some sun dried tomatoes.

But really this was good!

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Ben said...

The picture did not come up sharp but I bet that was really good -- for me, anything that has wine and mushrooms is always a good thing ...

10:24 AM  
Blogger Lea said...

yea... its pretty common knowledge that our camera is crap. Anything closer than 5 feet away comes out blurry.

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Ros said...

I always thought you took pictures from far away just to show off the view from your kitchen!

I love pinenuts too. A half kilo bag can disappear in a couple of days in my kitchen.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Lea said...

ahahahahah I wish I could say I was guilty of that Ros ;-) I'd take close up shots of my food if I could! =( Just really need a better camera

12:35 PM  
Blogger Susan in Italy said...

You're very creative if you can just pull a bunch of stuff out of the fridge and come up with a good dinner.

2:58 PM  

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