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Roasted Mushroom Pesto on Penne

Roasted Mushroom Pesto on Penne

The other day I saw a recipe with oven roasted mushrooms and I thought, that would make a nice pesto. Instead of the standard pine nuts and basil I went with more earthy toned walnuts and parsley.

Ingredients:
1 cup water
1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms (or Shiitake)
1 tablespoon oil
4 ounces cremini mushrooms (quarterd)
salt and pepper to taste
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons walnuts (toasted)
4 tablespoons grated parmigiano-reggiano
2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves
1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:
1. Boil the water and remove from heat.
2. Add the porcini mushrooms mushrooms and soak for 15 minutes.
3. Preheat the oven to 400F.
4. Toss the cremini mushrooms in the oil with the salt and pepper.
5. Place the cremini mushrooms in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
6. Place everything into a food processor and blend.

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Wild Mushroom and Double Smoked Bacon Linguine

Take a look at the Presto Pasta Nights roundup at Once Upon a Feast.

2 comments:

Ruth Daniels said...

The photo took my breath away. Plus, roasted mushrooms are a favortie of mine. Can't wait to try out the combo for a new pest.

Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

Pearlsofeast said...

Oh my god what a great recipe. I feel like eating straight away. I love ur collection of recipes so I have added ur wonderful blog in my favorite links

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