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Linguine With Lemon, Garlic And Thyme Mushrooms

By Sona Narayanan @spillthespices
Linguine With Lemon, Garlic And Thyme Mushrooms
When I'm in no mood to cook an elaborate dinner, pasta comes to my rescue. We mostly prefer no-sauce pasta dishes over creamy, pesto or other sauce based pastas. When there is no sauce, the flavor comes from the vegetables, herbs and spices and each time you can create a unique pasta dish. While googling for quick and no-sauce pasta recipes, I stumbled upon this Nigella Lawson recipe.
The original recipes calls for mushrooms steeped in oil, garlic, lemon and thyme which is then tossed in fresh hot pasta. I was not sure how raw mushrooms would taste, so I adapted the recipe slightly to suit our tastes. I tossed the mushrooms in olive oil and little butter and added more spices. The lemon zest and juice added a wonderful freshness to the pasta. What I love about this recipe is how quickly it can be done - while the pasta is cooking, get ready the sauteed mushrooms. Off to the recipe now!
Linguine With Lemon, Garlic And Thyme Mushrooms

MUSHROOM LINGUINE PASTA RECIPE

{ Linguine pasta with lemon, garlic, thyme and mushrooms }
Serves 2

Ingredients:
200g linguine pasta
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
8-10 button mushrooms, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp thyme leaves
1 tsp lemon zest
½ tsp red chilly flakes
1 tbsp lemon juice
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
2 tbsp shaved Parmesan
Method:
1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions given in the packet. Rinse under cold water and drain water completely.
2. Heat a large pan over high heat, add olive oil and butter. Add the mushrooms and toss well. Cook for 2-3 minutes without stirring.
3. Now reduce the heat to medium and add garlic, half of thyme leaves and mix well. Cook for 4-6 minutes until mushrooms have turned brown.
4. Add the lemon zest, red chilly flakes, salt, pepper and toss. Add the cooked pasta, lemon juice, remaining thyme leaves and toss well.
5. Cook for a minute and remove from heat. Top with shaved parmesan.Linguine With Lemon, Garlic And Thyme Mushrooms
Notes and Tips
  • You can also use spaghetti or fettuccine pasta instead of linguine.
  • To cook pasta al dente, cook the pasta 1 minute less than the recommended time. Finish off cooking the pasta in the pan.
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