Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Macaroni with White Mushroom Sauce and Spinach

Macaroni with White Mushroom Sauce and Spinach
Delicious, seems to be an understatement when I am trying to explain what I felt when I had this dish. The amazing flavor drawing out of the combination of mushroom, spinach and the herbs is just irresistible and is sure to be palatable.

Preparation time : 35 minutes
Serves : 3

Ingredients:
  • Macaroni - 300 gms
  • Shallots finely chopped - 1/2 cup
  • Spring onion finely chopped - 1/2 cup
  • Garlic paste (garlic cloves - 10 nos grind to paste with a pinch of salt)
  • Mushroom, diced - 250 gms
  • Spinach - 125  gms
  • Chives - 20 gms
  • Dried Basil - a pinch
  • Dried Oregano - a pinch
  • Dried Rosemary - a pinch
  • Dried Thyme - a pinch
  • Cream - 1 cup
  • Pepper - 1 tsp
  • Vegetable/Sunflower Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Procedure:

First up we need to cook macaroni in boiling water. Add some salt and a tablespoon of oil to water so that the macaroni won't stick to each other. Note that do not add pasta to cold water. Boil the macaroni until cooked. Drain water and keep it aside.

Cooked and drained macaroni 
Heat a pan on medium flame. Pour oil, when hot, add shallots, spring onion and garlic paste. Add a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper.Saute it for about 5 minutes.

Onions and garlic sauted
Add mushrooms to it, and combine. Again add a pinch of salt and pepper. Saute it for 5 minutes.

Mushrooms added
Add cream to it. If you are using thick cream, loosen it by adding water to make it a cup. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Take half of the chives and chop it and add to the mixture. Taste to see if the salt is sufficient. Do not add pepper anymore. Allow the cream to reduce and then add the dried herbs. Occasional stirring is required.

Cream, herbs, chives added
Add spinach to the mixture and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes.

Spinach added
Now add macaroni, and stir to combine properly for almost 3 minutes.

Macaroni added
Before serving, garnish with the remaining chopped chives.

Enjoy and have a good Macaroni!!!






1 comment:

  1. Very tasty...a must try for everyone..love the creamy taste...

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