Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Pasta with mushrooms and cherry tomatoes

250 grams cherry tomatoes (halved)
500 gms button mushrmooms (sliced)
1-2 cloves garlic (minced)
lemon juice
zest of a small lemon
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp black pepper
a handful of chopped flat leaf parsley
salt to taste
700 gms small pasta (penne or macaroni)
red chilli flakes - garnish
parmesan cheese - garnish

1. Cook the pasta as per instructions on the box. I prefer the pasta to be soft but al dente.
2. Heat the olive oil in a fry pan on medium heat. Add sliced mushrooms, salt, pepper and saute them till soft and tender
3.Once the mushrooms are cooked add minced garlic,lemon zest,oregano,cherry tomatoes.Adjust the seasoning if needed. Add some lemon juice.
4.Toss the pasta and mix well.
5.Garnish with red chilly flakes, parmesan cheese and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

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