Rich with locally-foraged mushrooms, chicken stock and herbs, this pasta beautifully captures the flavors of fall.
1 pound fresh fettuccine
2 cups Chanterelle mushrooms, washed and patted dry
¼ cup chicken stock
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided in half
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup combined fresh chopped parsley, sage and thyme
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
¼ cup grated Grana-style cheese
1. Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Drop in pasta noodles and cook until al dente, about 4 to 6 minutes. Drain and rinse, reserving ½ cup of the starchy cooking liquid.
2. Meanwhile, in a large sauté pan, melt 1 tablespoon butter with the olive oil over medium heat, stirring to combine. Add Chanterelle mushrooms and garlic and sauté 2-3 minutes until mushrooms are soft and tender and then add chicken stock and cook until reduced slightly, another 3-4 minutes. Add in fresh herbs and season generously with salt and pepper.
3. Add in drained pasta and toss. Add in reserved 1 tablespoon of butter and grated cheese, and mix to distribute. If pasta seems dry, add in reserved cooking liquid 1 tablespoon at a time until adequately moist.
Summer is now in full swing, which (hopefully!) means sun-soaked days, leisurely evenings and produce-filled meals on the patio. Fittingly, this week we’ve captured the tastes of early summer, from purple scallions and green and yellow squash to a light and lovely pasta main starring spinach fettuccine, toasted pine nuts, mint and fresh fava beans. Pair this dish with grilled apricots, a beautiful summery salad and Italian Rustica bread, and then sit back and enjoy the flavors of the season.
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
How-To: Prep Fava Beans
Our quick guide to peeling and prepping fresh fava beans for this week’s pasta and dip recipes.
Fava Bean Dip
This simple, fresh dip enhances the inherent nutty flavor of fresh fava beans.
Grilled Bread with Thyme Pesto
A wonderful appetizer to serve this week’s pasta supper!
Fresh Spinach Fettuccine with Fava Beans, Mint & Toasted Pine Nuts
This summery pasta is light, lovely and fragrant with fresh lemon zest and mint.
Grilled Apricots with Almond Whipped Cream
Drizzled with honey and topped with toasted almonds, these apricots are simply stunning for dessert.