27 January 2007

Mushroom Broccoli Pasta

Here is my recipe no. 1 with mushrooms. Hubby loves mushrooms. I frankly don't find any taste in it. I strongly believe that it derives its taste from the gravy/sauce in which it is made. Ever since he had mushrooms in cheesy pasta at one of his meetings in …… (can't remember when or where!! – shows how much I care for mushrooms!!) ; he's been asking me when I'd prepare the same dish!! How can I? I do not even know what it looks or tastes like!! Finally I relented and came up with my version of mushrooms and broccoli in spaghetti.

½ cup mushrooms cleaned and chopped
½ cup broccoli florets
½ packet spaghetti
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tbsp flour
1 tbsp butter
3 cup milk
1 tbsp olive oil/butter
½ cup grated mozzarella cheese
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
Herbs, salt and pepper to taste

Cook the spaghetti in plenty of salted water or as per the packet's instruction. While it is cooking, heat oil/butter in a pan and sauté the garlic. Add the mushrooms and broccoli and cook till it is soft. When the pasta is just al dente, drain it lightly and add it to the mushrooms with a little of the pasta water. While the pasta continues to cook, in another pan, heat butter on a medium low flame. Add flour and fry lightly for a minute. Add milk slowly, stirring continuously to avoid lumps. Add cheese, salt, pepper and herbs and stir until the cheese have melted and the sauce begins to simmer. Pour this over the pasta, mix well and serve. You can also bake the pasta.

Well, the final pic isn't there because we gobbled up the pasta! It turned out well, to my surprise, even the mushrooms tasted good! :)


Maheswari said...

Looks great..will try soon..just made a pasta salad for Pooja's event..

Jyothsna said...

Please do try and let me know how it turned out.

swapna said...

hi jyothsna
pasta is looking good..i never add brocolli to it..will try this ..

Jyothsna said...

try it swapna, its easy and good!