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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Mushroom, Pine Nuts,Leek and Tomato Tagliatelle

The other day I told you that I was going to make this pasta for supper and would post the recipe if it was good. Well, it was good...so good that it was all gone before I could get a picture of it. I wondered if I should post the recipe with no picture...but decided I had to...it is just too good not to share. It is from an old cookbook I have ...vintage date 1984. I just love this book. The recipes are seasonal. This one is under the Fall pasta section. It calls for wild mushrooms,I didn't have any so I used baby brown mushrooms instead, and it also called for chicken..I didn't have any so I just skipped it.I bought a leek after Thanksgiving cause it lookes so good and added it here. John has to have meat so I thawed out some sweet italian sausage and just cooked it in a skillet.

Today I am making gnocchi...I'll try and get a picture before we eat it all...

Mushroom,Pine Nuts, Leek and Tomato Tagliatelle

Adapted From Chez Panisse Pasta, Pizza and Calzone Cookbook
by Alice Waters (the beloved)

1 cup brown buttom mushooms,sliced
1 leek, sliced
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
2 tomatoes, chopped
Italian Parsley..a handfull,chopped
Thyme leaves...a few, chopped
1 cup chicken stock
Salt and pepper
Parmesan, grated....use the good stuff
Tagliatelle, cooked and drained for 2

Saute the mushrooms in the olive oil till soft and brown
Remove from pan and set aside

Saute the leek in olive oil till soft

Add mushrooms back to the pan

Add the chicken stock

Add the chopped tomatoes, pine nuts and the herbs, salt and pepper to taste

Add the cooked tagliatelle to the pan ...splash in some of the pasta cooking water if the sauce seems dry. Stir. Plate the pasta and sprinkle parmesan on top


  1. YUM-eee!! This sounds wonderful.

  2. This sounds really tasty. Too bad you live so far away. I would be ringing your doorbell around dinner time! :)

  3. Please set another plate at the table...I'll be right over! :)

  4. I had to laugh when I read that you ate it before photographing it. I do that more often than I can count! Thanks for posting this anyway - you've helped me to realize that it's OK to do it!

    And from the sound of the recipe, I understand why it was gone so fast.

  5. I love you for sharing this recipe. It will most certainly be making an appearance in my kitchen soon!

  6. Love the look of that cookbook! Glad you are sharing a recipe you enjoy, as I tend to run out of ideas when it comes to pasta dishes.

  7. OMG!I can't eat after midnight!LOL but that's seem to be simply DELICIOUS!I will try it!Thanks for sharing.

  8. Still, I can picture it by your description. Who needs all that stuff you left out anyway!

  9. Kary, you sound like an excellent cook! Thanks for visiting and following my blog. It motivates me to post more often, which is good because over the past couple months I have been slacking off! I have enjoyed exploring your blog and will be following you as well. Good luck with the gnocchi (my favorite!)

  10. This is my kind of comfort food! Yummmeee. Also, I have that cookbook...maybe I should read through it!
    ♥, Susan

  11. I MUST have this cookbook. Abebooks.com here I come.
    That's crazy that we are cookbok twins! This is getting weirder by the day.

  12. That sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

  13. I love mushrooms and leeks and pinenuts . This has to be delicious !


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