Creamy Porcini Pasta Sauce
 
2   packages dried porcini mushrooms
1 oz.  pancetta or bacon, chopped
1 oz.  parma ham, chopped
2   shallots or one small onion, chopped
2 clove  garlic chopped
  black pepper to taste
3 - 4   fresh basil leaves chopped
2 cup  heavy cream
1   good handful of parmesan cheese
 
soak mushrooms, reserving their liquid, in a large pan saute pancetta or 
bacon till crisp, and then add the parma ham, onions / shallots, and 
garlic, saute till onions are translucent. coarsely chop the soaked dried 
mushrooms, and add them . saute about 2-3 minutes longer and add the 
reserved mushroom soaking liquid, turn heat down and simmer till reduced 
by half, and add heavy cream, simmer on low till this is reduced by one 
1/4 turn heat off, and add the handful of grated parmesan cheese, black 
pepper, and basil, mix well, sauce should be thick . serve over your 
favorite pasta, i like it over tortellini 
 
bright days & good cooking 
todd 
 
 
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(ID: 8599) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Mon, Mar 1, 2004


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