Monday, July 28, 2008

Fettuccine Marsala

The first thing I did when I got home was pull out the pasta maker because I didn't get to play with it enough before I left for the research trip. I made a batch of Bryanna's fresh vegan pasta which turned out really well. I have learned that the secret to good eggless pasta is not to cook it too much. Once you have some pasta on hand (you can refrigerate or freeze fresh pasta), this dish is quick, easy, and tasty.

Serves two
- 3 cups cooked fettuccine
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 shallots, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 12 cremini mushroom, quartered
- 1/3 cup marsala
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 1/2 cup water
- salt to taste

1. Get water boiling and cook your pasta.
2. Meanwhile, heat oil over medium heat in a saucepan. Saute shallots and garlic for 5 mins, until soft. Add mushrooms and cook for 4-5 mins, until beginning to soften.
3. Add marsala and sugar to the pan and cook until almost all reduced. Then add paste and water and bring to bubbling. Add more water if you want a thinner sauce. Season to taste.
4. Add cooked pasta to the pan and heat through. Garnish with parsley and serve.


Happywithit said...

The pasta looks delish! Wish I had a pasta maker.

What is the masala you're referring to? I wracked my brain and all I could come up with was garam masala (and I don't think that's right.) Wiki said "a mixture of spices." Is this a specific mixture? Is it marketed as plain "masala?"

Vegan Dad said...

It's marsala, not masala. Marsala is an Italian cooking wine. If you are in the US you can probably find an adequate version at your local grocery store. If you are in Canada, take a trip to the LCBO.

Veggienetters said...

Ohhhhh I just found your blog today and I LUVEN it! I am SO making this for dinner tonite with the fresh pasta I bought from the market we have downtown on Saturdays!!!! Would you show my hubby how kewl it is to cook? He refuses to boil water.

Vegan Dad said...

Welcome to the Vegan Dad family.