Friday, 30 January 2009

Roast Mushroom & Tomato Tagliatelle

(Click on the picture to see just how nice this looks when it's BIG, Ali :-)

Serves 2


of fresh tagliatelle

250g of mushrooms (closed cup or chestnut)
250g cherry vine tomatoes
3 teaspoons of fresh basil pesto
1 tablespoon of cream cheese
splash of balsamic vinegar
2 small fresh chillies
1 clove of garlic
2 tablespoons of olive oil
50g of blue stilton (replace with any cheese if this isn't your bag)
Handful of (vegetarian) parmesan shavings
Salt & black pepper


Coarsley chop the mushrooms and half the tomatoes, finely chop the chilli & garlic, and place in a roasting dish. Drizzle a generous helping of olive oil over the top, a few spots of balsamic vinegar, and a pinch of salt & black pepper to taste.

Place in a preheated-oven at 180 degrees. Cook for around 30 mins, but check halfway through and stir through. Once the mushroom & tomatoes begin to brown on top it's done.

Remove from oven, and pour the contents into a sauce pan.

Mix the pesto with a little bit of olive oil in a small bowl, then add to the saucepan. Stir though and then add the cream cheese, stirring thoroughly. Leave on a very low heat to simmer for around 5 mins.

Boil a large pan of water with a generous helping of salt, and a splash of olive oil. Once bubbling add the fresh pasta and cook through, make sure the water is at full boil before you add, as this will stop the pasta sticking together.

(This should take between 5 and 10 mins depending on whether you like your pasta al dente or not!)

Serve the pasta, and top with the sauce mixture, then crumble the blue stilton over the top, add a few shavings of parmesan, some black pepper and thats your lot!

A quick, easy and very nice dish!


Willo said...

This looks AWESOME gals! Think I could use "fake" cream cheese?

veggiecamper said...

Thank you. Jane's pasta is very very good. I refuse to eat pasta anywhere else now cos they ain't a patch on hers.

We have it without the cream cheese fairly often, so you could use fake cheese or nothing except a drop more pesto and a little wine. Simmer it for a little while to reduce and thicken. or just go with the fake cheese!

Ali :-)

gail said...

this looks like comfort food at its best! yum!

Caitlin said...

This looks delicious! I love the combination of sweet, tart and spicy.


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