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Pappardelle Con Funghi With Truffles For Fiesta Friday #61

Pappardelle Con Funghi

Pappardelle Con Funghi

I had a dinner party last weekend and a very good friend brought me some truffle oil, good finishing olive oil and 2 black truffles. Quite a gift right, I am very grateful it is quite extravagent and wonderful. There is an Italian restaurant near me that I frequent and my favorite dish on the their menu is Fettucine con funghi. It’s rich and delicious and a staple whenever I eat there. I thought I would try to recreate this dish at home with some homemade (not by me) pappardelle, some shitake mushrooms from my CSA and finish with a grating of black truffles.

Truffle

Truffle

Since Fiesta Friday is in it’s new home, a site dedicated only to this party, and a fine home it is, I thought I would break out the truffles and celebrate. So for Fiesta Friday #61 I am bringing Pappardelle Con Funghi with black truffles. Angie@The Novice Gardener has been working hard getting our new place ready and thank goodness she has help this week from the wonderful co hostsΒ Selma @Selma’s Table and Margy @La Petite Casserole

I will make a confession, this is not really a recipe, I didn’t measure anything. For that reason I will list the ingredients and the approximate amounts. I have been cooking long enough that I can guesstimate. Honestly though, you really don’t need a recipe just eye ball the ingredients it will work out.

Waiting for the pasta

Waiting for the pasta

Pappardelle Con Funghi

Serves 3 generously 4 more modestly

1 small onion peeled and diced

mushrooms ( I used shiitake) approximate 2 cups of cleaned and sliced mushrooms

2 cloves garlic thinly sliced

white wine (approximately 1/3 cup)

Stock – I used homemade mushroom stock you can use whatever you have- approximately 1/2 cup

2 sprigs of fresh thyme

heavy cream approx 1/4 cup

1 tbs butter

splash of olive oil for the pan

salt and pepper to taste

parmigiano

black truffle (optional)

parsley to garnish

Heat the olive oil in a skillet, add the butter and the diced onion, saute until soft and transluscent. Add the garlic and continue to saute until the garlic softens. Add your mushrooms and saute until the mushrooms are soft and lightly browned. Now add the wine, cook down for approximately 3-4 minutes and then add the stock and the thyme. Cook until reduced by about half, now add the cream and continue to cook until the sauce thickens. Adjust seasoning and keep on low/simmer.

Bring large pot of Β generously salted water to a boil when the water comes to a rolling (vigorous)boil cook the pasta. Turn up the heat on the mushroom sauce and add the al dente pasta, cook for about 2 minutes. Transfer to bowl, garnish with parsley, sprinkle with cheese and serve.

YUM!

YUM!

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  1. I’ll never forgive the Post Office for losing my invitation to your dinner party Suzanne, Please accept a huge virtual bunch of flowers and this virtual magnum of champagne to apologise for my absence.
    xxx Sending Massive Hugs xxx

    March 28, 2015
    • David I set a place for you but knew there was a reason you didn’t show, darn the post office. I can tell you that I would like nothing more than to have you for dinner. It would be great fun I just know it. Hugs back!!!

      March 28, 2015
    • ditto!

      March 28, 2015
  2. It’s a long time since I bothered to check the post for invites! Nor anything else.
    I don’t think I’ve ever had real truffles. Oil, yes. Huh, another ingredient to look forward to trying. Oh, I do love mushrooms. And your sauce sounds perfect. Especially for these chilly nights – in my case, home-alone!

    March 28, 2015
    • It must be those darn oversea’s flights. LOL, I too love mushrooms, shitake I find especially flavorful and love cooking with them, We are still having chilly days and nights here so this was a nice hearty meal. Thank you Johnny, I ate it alone also.

      March 28, 2015
  3. Suzanne, this is such a great post. Educational too (i wouldn’t have known what to do with a truffle). I love the Italian names. My imagination kicked in when you spoke of your restaurant. I can just imagine Maestro Martino being delighted with this dish. …And he’d be so excited to see you prepare it that he’d probably get the cold sore he gets for lusting! Mega-hugs!

    March 28, 2015
    • Oh the Maestro, love him and I bet he would really enjoy this pasta dish Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. It means the world to me. Hugs back!

      March 28, 2015
  4. Do you know that this is my favorite way to eat pasta! Garlic, mushrooms, white sauce. Amazing combination. I have never tried truffle. Never ever! Time to truffle shop now. Loved the colors and the flavors there.

    March 28, 2015
    • I love it too, the mushrooms give such a wonderful deep and earthy flavor to the sauce. I would also be good on rice I think. Thank you so much Sonal, I have eaten truffle but never actually owned one it is such a treat having one that I can use. They are wonderful.

      March 28, 2015
  5. Pat #

    Oh my! I’m jealous as hell..have only had truffles once in my life…and with pasta!…again, Oh my!

    March 28, 2015
    • Pasta and truffle are really a lovely marriage. Thank you so much Pat.

      March 28, 2015
  6. I have a particular soft spot for truffles. The more the merrier. Pungent is just fine with me!

    March 28, 2015
    • Me too Stacey. I have the oil but have never actually owned the real deal it is so nice, Thank you so much.

      March 28, 2015
      • I once had a friend bring me the “real deal” back from Italy and didn’t (then) know what to do with them. I came up with an amazing salmon dish and at the same time, became addicted to truffles. My husband is still on the fence.

        March 29, 2015
      • They can be an acquired taste for sure. I am a fan, you only need a little and it goes a long way

        March 30, 2015
  7. Mushrooms AND truffles??? Why…that’s almost cheating!!! πŸ˜‰ yum…

    March 28, 2015
    • Thanks Serena, cheating, LOL!! Honestly if it weren’t for my friend I wouldn’t have truffles other than oil in the house, they are an extravagance I only allow mysefl in restaurantgs.

      March 29, 2015
  8. What a fantastic and generous gift! I wish I had your lovely friend over for dinner!!! Fantastic dish, Suzanne! I adore truffles! πŸ™‚

    March 28, 2015
    • I was blown away, thanks Francesca, it was such a great hostess gift, I love truffles also and they were wonderful with the mushrooms!!

      March 29, 2015
  9. I also love the pungent flavor of truffles and I never say no to mushrooms. Your “Papardelle Con Funghi” looks fantastic .

    March 28, 2015
    • Thank you Gerlinde, I also love them and the combination was really wonderful.

      March 29, 2015
  10. I never had truffles but I think I would like it… This dish sounds amazing, and how can you not like homemade pasta with such delicious sauceπŸ˜‹ yum!

    March 28, 2015
    • Thanks Olga, truffles are really nice a really wonderful indulgence.

      March 29, 2015
  11. I’m a firm believer that every Friday is a fiesta, but this food certainly sets the mood. πŸ™‚

    March 28, 2015
  12. Yum! Mushrooms and truffle, perfect match! You have such an amazing friend!

    March 29, 2015
  13. Yum indeed!!!! What lovely gifts you were given! πŸ™‚

    March 29, 2015
  14. I can’t accurately describe how desperately I want to eat that whole bowl of pasta. And what an incredible gift- where did your friend get the truffles???

    March 29, 2015
    • Thanks Em, her husband was in the restaurant business and was from Italy and got the most amazing and delicious foods from his contacts. She has a pantry full of wonderful imported foods from Italy.

      March 29, 2015
  15. What a fantastic friend to bring you truffles! I’m sure you savoured every single bite πŸ™‚

    March 29, 2015
  16. I sometimes list my recipe’s ingredients in the same way. cooking is such common sense, and I try to encourage people to put their own stamp on a dish, so to speak. Your pasta is just beautiful!!!

    March 29, 2015
    • It is and everyone tends to tailor a recipe to their own taste, for a simple pasta dish like this I don’t like to tie anyone to specific amounts. Thanks so much Mimi.

      March 29, 2015
      • In my experience from teaching cooking lessons, women are much worse than men about following a letter to a T. don’t know why.

        March 29, 2015
      • It’s true I think. The only recipes I really follow are baking and thats only because it’s important from a scientific perspective. But you can still even take creative license with flavorings. I love playing with food.

        March 30, 2015
  17. Oh wow, what a luxurious dish Suzanne! I am going to get myself to Alba one of these days & get myself some truffles! Fabulous πŸ™‚

    March 29, 2015
  18. This looks Yummy! Have had truffles once before and it was in pasta when in Florence. I ate it slowly and savored every morsel as I didn’t know when I would have it again. It’ been 25 years! This dish looks beautiful and very inviting!

    March 29, 2015
    • Thank you it is perfect with pasta. I don’t know the next time I will actually truffles again (besides the oil) I am trying to do the same.

      March 30, 2015
  19. Sinfully Tempting #

    This looks incredible! I can guarantee we’d have no leftovers in my house! πŸ™‚

    March 29, 2015
  20. Yum, indeed. I wish i had been a guest at your recent dinner party, I bet the food was divine. πŸ˜‰

    March 29, 2015
    • Thank you so much. I love having friends over for dinner, it’s always great to share food and wine and good converstation.

      March 30, 2015
  21. Oh, my mouth is just watering so much, Suzanne!! The thought of the truffles and thyme….driving me crazy with the thought! πŸ™‚

    March 29, 2015
  22. Such a treat and a very delicious one at that! Love Them and Love This! Wonderful. Have a great week Suzanne. Hoping the Open House went well?!

    March 29, 2015
  23. Yes please! Decadent and delicious. Pasta and truffles, a match made in heaven.

    March 29, 2015
    • Thanks Michelle, would be curious what wine you would serve with this.

      March 30, 2015
      • Of course Italian and because the dish is rich and delicious I would select one of my favorites: Brunello di Montalcino, Ripasso, or a really well aged Barolo! I think the combo would be pure heaven!

        March 30, 2015
      • I think your recommendation is excellent and will look for both to try when I make this again. Thank you.

        March 30, 2015
  24. Wow this dish sounds something new to . me- lovely combo of flavours/ herbs in there. .. looks amazing…

    March 29, 2015
  25. This looks like a fantastic recipe! I’m obsessed with all things mushroom.. I’d love to come over and try this πŸ™‚

    March 29, 2015
  26. Mmm, What a decadent looking dish!! I could probably eat three bowls worth of this!

    March 29, 2015
  27. Someone brought you 2 black truffles?!?! I’d like to be his or her friend, please! Thank you so much for bringing this to Fiesta Friday, Suzanne! It really is such a wonderful dish. Wish I was at your party! πŸ™‚

    March 30, 2015
    • Yes she brought 2 small black truffles. I have to read about how to store them. Have them in the jar she brought them in but never owned a truffle. Wish you were at my party too!!

      March 30, 2015
  28. Yesterday, I made your delicious dinner & made home-made pappardelle ! It was really fun to make & so long ago, that I made home-made pasta! The sauce was amazing & over the top! xxx
    We had a divine dinner! xxx

    March 30, 2015
    • Oh wow Sophie, did you really? Homemade pasta too, you are much more ambitious than I am. I am so thrilled you made this, it is really quite simple but tastes lovely, Thank you so much,

      March 30, 2015
      • Yes, i agree! I knew that the pasta dinner would be a success! I loved it! x

        March 30, 2015
  29. I would adore this pasta Suzanne – such a beautiful sauce and then topped with luxurious shavings of black truffle – how totally idyllic! Such a shame my invitation got lost in the post too! πŸ˜‰

    March 30, 2015
    • Everyone’s invitiations got lost I think it’s a conspiracy, LOL. Thank you so much,

      March 30, 2015
  30. The truffles oil must be smell really nice!

    March 30, 2015
  31. Pasta with truffles is an amazing combination, especially with white Alba truffles but black truffles work, too πŸ™‚

    March 30, 2015
    • I’ve only had white truffles once and in Italy. I think they are wonderful and you are right they would be amazing with this, The black were very good though. Thank you Julian.

      March 30, 2015
  32. Mushroom and truffle??? Sounds as one of the best combo for pasta, especially for pappardelle!
    Thanks a lot for being at FF, as a co-host (Italian in addition) I LOVEEEEE your pasta dish!

    March 30, 2015
  33. This looks amazing! I’ve never had real truffle before…only truffle oil. It’s on my food bucket list!

    March 30, 2015
    • It was on my bucket list too, funny I never bought them for myself but so glad they were gifted to me. Thanks so much.

      March 30, 2015
  34. This looks absolutely delicious Suzanne!!! πŸ™‚

    March 30, 2015
  35. This looks divine, Suzanne! Love pappardelle with mushrooms – such a classic, delicious and comforting recipe! πŸ˜€

    March 30, 2015
  36. It just doesn’t get any better than this! Comfort food at it’s finest!!!

    March 30, 2015
  37. OMG Suzanne!!! I totally love your pasta dish!!! Pappardelle with mushrooms and truffles?!? Are you kidding me? I am salivating just at the thought of them! Amazing! πŸ™‚

    March 30, 2015
    • Thank you so much Stefano, would love to have shared this with all of you!

      March 30, 2015
  38. Oh Gosh! It’s fantastic and posh pasta dish!!! Can imagine that wonderful smell in the kitchen! and what a great fried you have, can I be his/her friend too? πŸ˜€

    March 30, 2015
    • Thank you Mila, it was a fantastic gift I am so grateful to have such a generous friend.

      March 30, 2015
  39. That sauce looks killer, Suzanne!!

    March 30, 2015
    • It was really nice, very rich and flavorful. Thank you so much Patty.

      March 30, 2015
  40. Wow…fabulous looking pasta, Suzanne. I love pappardelle anyway it’s served, though the sauce you made here sounds absolutely delicious! Love that serving bowl too. ❀

    March 30, 2015
  41. Suzanne, what a generous friend and one who knows you well enough to know how much truffles would be appreciated and appropriately used!! Your pasta looks simply gorgeous – I can almost smell it from here!! Thanks and happy Fiesta Friday!

    March 30, 2015
    • Happy FF Selma and thank you for the kind words and for hosting this week.

      March 30, 2015
  42. Suzanne, what a lovely, generous friend you have! This looks divine. It’s rainy here in Sydney right now, and I wish I had a giant bowl of your pasta in front of me!

    March 30, 2015
  43. Truffle is new to me.. Pasta with all my fav ingredients I love to finish this

    March 30, 2015
    • Truffles are a wonderful indulgence if you can find them. If not get some truffle oil! Thank you so much.

      April 1, 2015
  44. Great dish love truffle as you know!

    March 31, 2015
  45. Just look at those wonderful truffles with this dish. Just divine.

    March 31, 2015
  46. My mouth is watering, Suzanne. This looks and sounds amazingly delicious!

    March 31, 2015
  47. OMG, Suzanne! I love Pappardelle Con Funghi! Looks awesome! Also, I love your Italian plate πŸ™‚
    Have a lovely evening!

    March 31, 2015
  48. YUM! i absolutely love truffles. This pappardelle looks amazing!

    March 31, 2015
  49. Liz #

    You go girl! Yes, what a great gift. And how awesome that you turned them into a restaurant favorite πŸ™‚

    April 1, 2015
    • Thanks so much Liz, I was able to get very close to the flavor of the restaurant dish.

      April 1, 2015
  50. I have never heard of this type of dish before Suzanne, but it sounds divine. I love all the mushrooms and the fresh thyme is a favorite ingredient of mine to add to soups and gravies! looks so good!

    April 1, 2015
    • Thanks Brandi, it’s really such a nice dish, very simple and tasty.

      April 1, 2015
  51. This looks like a wonderful pasta dish–so rich and creamy!

    April 1, 2015
  52. Beautiful dish and what a fantastic friend you have! I will have Dave’s plate, please! πŸ™‚

    April 2, 2015
  53. It sound like a great combination. thanks for sharing this recipe

    April 2, 2015
    • Thank you so much. Love your site, Persian food is my favorite food. Will be checking out your recipes.

      April 2, 2015
  54. Why you do this to me… I already had dinner cooked, and now I think I’ll have to prepare this fantastic alternative!

    April 3, 2015
    • I’m sure whatever you made is amazing. Happy holidays to you and yours!

      April 3, 2015
  55. This is a great dish. Now to find truffle oil.

    April 3, 2015
    • Thank you so much I love truffle oil, so many different uses for it too!

      April 4, 2015
      • You have given me a reason to buy it!

        April 4, 2015
  56. Yesterday, on a TV cooking program, the chef had a storage container full of truffles. I remembered the stake I had with truffle sauce (it has a name I cannot remember).
    Dishes I cook often, I eyeball the ingredients too. So, when I write a recipe for the blog, I have my scale and everything ready to put everything I use in measurement.
    This is my kind of pasta. Creamy and with intense flavor. πŸ˜›
    (BTW Susanne, I published my first post on the new site a few hours ago. Can you see it in your Reader? If you do, I’m glad. If not, and you are interested to sign up for e-mail notifications, please do so at fae-magazine.com.) Thanks, πŸ™‚

    April 4, 2015
    • Hi Fae, thank you so much. No I didn’t get notification of your post on your new site I’ll go there now and make sure I sign up

      April 4, 2015
  57. Whoa! That looks sooooo delicious!

    April 4, 2015
  58. What a good friend! I love truffle anything, but actual truffles are the best! Your pappardelle look absolutely fabulous, and it just so happens to be my mother’s favorite pasta (esp with mushrooms). I think I will try your recipe when she’s back in June!

    April 4, 2015
    • Thanks Christina, it is a really delicious recipe. I love mushrooms and truffles too so this was just what I was wanting.

      April 4, 2015
  59. I love how simple, yet delicious this pasta dish is! I feel as though I can just smell how yummy it is just from the photos. Great work, as usual πŸ˜€

    April 5, 2015
  60. This looks so decadent and sublime. Mushrooms AND truffles? How luxurious!

    April 7, 2015

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