Thursday, October 12, 2006

Spaghetti with creamy chanterelles and zucchini

Here's another, delicious, way to use chanterelles. Use golden ones or funnel chanterelles, or a mixture of both. Or any other wild mushrooms, for that matter!

Spaghetti with creamy chanterelles and zucchini
Serves 2

200 g spaghetti
a small zucchini
150 g chanterelles
1 small onion
250 ml single cream (or half and half, or hey, full-fat if you feel like it)
parmesan, grated (a small handful)

Peel the zucchini into thin strips with a veggie peeler. Dice the onion, finely. Clean the chanterelles and cut into smaller pieces if they're large.

Boil the pasta in plenty of salted water. Fry the chanterelles in a dry pan. Fry the onions in butter, and add the already-fried chanterelles. Add the cream, and let it cook on low heat for a few minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Fry the zucchini strips in a hot pan, with a bit of oil.

Drain the pasta, but save some of the cooking water. Mix the pasta with the creamy chanterelles and the zucchini, and add the parmesan. Slowly add a little pasta water and mix carefully until you have a lovely, silky sauce.

Serve with more parmesan if you wish, and perhaps an extra grind of black pepper on top.

Spaghetti med gräddiga kantareller och zucchini


KrakelSpektakel said...

Ser jättegott ut. Ska tvinga mamma att laga detta snarast.

Rachael said...

Wow. I am craving that. It just sounds PERFECT!

Jenny said...

That looks so sweet! About spaghetti, have you tried Zeta's wholemeal pasta? Their spaghetti is really good.

Anne said...

Jenny, thanks for the tip! I've tried some of their - in the purple packages - pasta like fusili, but wasn't so impressed.. I'll try the spaghetti though! I also really like the wholemeal linguini, by Kungsörnen.

zhengning said...

hey, i'm just a visitor from singapore. found your recipes really great. i've been using some of them :) especially love your pastas.

Monica said...

Yummy!! It's so fun to be able to get chanterelles for cheap. The cheapest I found them in the US was $19/lb. Quick question - do you know where I can find Kosher salt?

Anne said...

Monica - sorry, I've never seen that. Ever. :)

Henrik said...

Anne - I tried this today and it was really nice! My sauce didn't come out so silky, though, but still very tasty! Another good tip.

Anne said...

Henrik, glad you liked it! Sorry it was a bit un-silky though - a bit more pasta water usually does the trick for me.

Henrik said...

I'll try that next time; and there will definitely be a next time. (I enjoyed slicing the courgette. :-)(