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                               MUSHROOM PASTA
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pasta
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2   lb           Assorted trimmed mushrooms
    2       tb           Unsalted butter
    1       tb           Finely minced garlic
    1       tb           Finely minced shallots
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/4   c            Sherry or Madeira
      1/2   c            Whipping cream
   12       oz           Fresh pasta -- -ÿÿ
    8       oz           -Dried pasta
                         Grated cheese
   WIPE MUSHROOMS TO REMOVE any dirt. Slice chanterelles and cultivated
   mushrooms, trim and discard the stems of shiitake mushrooms or root tips of
   oyster mushrooms. Bring 4 quarts of cold, salted water to a boil over high
   heat. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat and add the
   mushrooms, garlic, shallots and salt. Cook, stirring, for 15 minutes. Add
   sherry, increase the heat to high. Cook 2 minutes. Add cream. Cook until
   liquid reduces to a sauce-like consistency and is thick enough to coat a
   spoon. Remove from heat. Keep warm until pasta cooks. Add pasta to the
   boiling water, cook until desired doneness, drain and toss with mushroom
   sauce. Place on a serving platter or in a large serving bowl and serve
   immediately. Offer grated cheese.
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