*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
              ANGEL HAIR PASTA WITH WHIPPED CREAM AND PORCINI
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pasta                            Dairy
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   oz           Dried porcini mushrooms *
    3       tb           Olive oil
      1/2   c            Chopped shallots
      3/4   lb           Fresh mushrooms, chopped
      1/2   pt           (1 cup) whipping cream
      3/4   c            Angel hair pasta
      1/4   c            Parmesan cheese
            pn           Salt and pepper to taste
 
   Place the porcini in a small bowl and and 1/2 cup warm water.   Allow to
   soak 45 minutes.  Drain, reserving the liquid.  Heat a large frying pan.
   Add the oil and shallots, and saute a minute.  Add the fresh mushrooms and
   saute until tender.  Chop the porcini coarsely and add to the frying pan,
   along with the reserved liquid.  Simmer until most of the liquid is
   evaporated.
   
   Bring a large pot of water to a boil along with a pinch of salt.  In a
   separate bowl, whip the cream until it holds soft peaks.  Refrigerate the
   whipped cream until the pasta is cooked.  Cook the pasta in the boiling
   water until al dente.  Drain well, return the drained pasta to the pot and
   add the mushroom mixture, cheese, whipped cream and salt and pepper to
   taste.
   
   Using a large spatula, fold all of the ingredients together.  Do this
   quickly, yet carefully, so that the whipped cream doesn't collapse
   entirely.  You may want to save a bit of the whipped cream to dollop on top
   of the pasta as a garnish.
   
   Serve immediately.
   
   * Or other dried mushrooms
   
   Source:  Frugal Gourmet Celebrates Christmas Typed by Dale/Gail Shipp
  
 
 
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