Summer Garlic Mushrooms and Mostaccioli – Eat With Your Eyes


Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups dried Mostaccioli pasta,1/4 cup olive oil,3 cups of baby bella mushrooms, sliced,1/2 onion, sliced,12 garlic cloves, cut in half,1/2 red pepper, julienned,3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, rehydrated in water and chopped,1 cup fresh basil, loosely packed and coarsely chopped,1 teaspoon salt,1 tablespoon lemon zest,1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper,1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence

  1. Bring 6 to 8 cups of water to boil in a large pot.
  2. Meanwhile start on the vegetable mixture. Slice and preapre all the vegetables.
  3. Heat 1/8 cup olive oil and saute’ onions, garlic, mushrooms and pepper for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Start cooking pasta at this point according to package directions.
  5. Rehydrate sun-dried tomatoes by covering the tomatoes in water for 10 minutes prior to sauce preparation.
  6. Drain liquid, when ready, and chop and add to onion mixture. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  7. Add the basil and the rest of the spices with the remaining olive oil. Cook for another 5-7 minutes.
  8. After pasta has been cooked al dente, drain water and bring pasta back to large pot.
  9. Add the vegetables and toss the lemon zest.
  10. Serve on each plate and drizzle with a little more olive oil and use Parma if you like.


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