Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Recipe

I experimented in making a new dish last night and was very pleased with how it turned out! This one has enough garlic to keep the vampires away for a while, so give it a try and let me know what you think! (if you are dieting, just close your eyes to the ingredients and make it anyway!)
Mushroom and Garlic Cream Pasta
1 small onion
10-12 cloves of garlic
8 oz. portabella mushrooms
6 oz. white mushrooms, sliced
8T butter
2T olive oil
4 (1lb) italian sausage links
1 cup heavy cream
1T flour
salt and pepper
handful of Italian parsley, chopped
3/4 lb bowtie pasta

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, finely chop the garlic and onion in a food processor. Set aside. Finely chop the portabella mushrooms in a food processor, and set aside. Heat/cook sausage in skillet until cooked through. set aside to cool, and slice to 1 inch pieces. Heat a saute pan with the olive oil and butter, and saute the garlic and onions for about 3-4 minutes. Add the portabellas and saute for 3-4 minutes more. Sprinkle salt, pepper and thyme over the top while they are cooking.

Once your water is boiling, add your pasta and cook according to package directions.

Return sliced sausage to the mushroom mixture.

When your onion is translucent and mushrooms are soft, add the flour to the saute pan and stir until the flour is cooked out. If the mixture is getting too thick and bulky, add a little more olive oil to help break it up. Once your flour is blended in, add heavy cream and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, and allow it to simmer while it thickens. Season again with salt and pepper to taste.

Drain your pasta, and return it to the pot. Add the mushroom sauce to the pasta pot, and stir until it is well combined. Sprinkle with chopped parsley, Serve with crusty bread.

Serves 4.

And here's a picture of little Audie. She's so sweet.

p.s. I am going to start labeling my posts, so you readers can make your way around the blog easier. Hope it helps!


Crystal said...

so sweet. she is going to be a great big sister!

Lauren Snodgrass said...

Looks yummy!! Love the pic of Audie!