I decided a simple pasta would do this ingredient justice. My son loved the flavor of the pasta and the sauce, but returned the fried chanterelles to my plate. Oh well, the texture of mushrooms isn’t for everyone, and I was happy to receive extra mushroom.
This recipe would work with any flavorsome mushroom, or even a mix. You can easily leave out the ham for a vegetarian option.
If you are going all out, garnish your pasta with freshly chopped parsley for some freshness and drizzle with some truffle oil.
Funny farfalle with chanterelle cream sauce (serves 2 and 1 toddler)
- 250 grams of pasta
- 150 grams chanterelle mushrooms
- 1 shallot, finely sliced
- 1 garlic clove, finely sliced
- 100 grams of ham in fine ribbons
- 1 glass white wine
- 150 ml cream
- Handful of chopped flatleaf parsley
- Some olive oil and a knob of butter
First boil your pasta according to the instructions. While your water boils and your pasta cooks, you can make your sauce.
1. Clean your chanterelle mushrooms and cut them in similar size pieces.
2. Gently fry the chanterelle mushrooms and union in the butter and olive oil until soft. Add salt and pepper to your mushrooms.
3. Add the garlic and the wine. Let this mix stew for a few minutes so the alcohol can evaporate.
4. Stir in the ham and add the cream. You can turn off the heat on your sauce until your pasta is cooked.
Drain your pasta when it is cooked.
5. Warm your sauce and pasta while combining them.
Sprinkle with parsley and dress with some olive oil or truffle oil and enjoy!