Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Fettuccine with Maple Balsamic Portabello Mushrooms

Tried to go for something a bit more snazzy tonight for the ol' birthday dinner. Fresh fettuccine pasta with a simple garlicky tomato sauce and slices of sweet portabello mushrooms. Of course a thunderstorm snuck up right at dinner and ruined the lighting for the photo. Thanks a lot, nature! The recipe here is for one serving so you can increase it for the number of people you are feeding


INGREDIENTS
Makes 1 serving. Increase as needed.
- 1 potabello mushroom, thickly sliced
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar + 1 tbsp
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 large tomato, diced
- salt and pepper to taste
- parsley for garnish
- cooked fettuccine pasta

METHOD
1. Whisk together 2 tbsp of the vinegar, oil, and maple syrup in a bowl. Add mushroom slices and toss. Marinate mushrooms for 30 mins.
2. Get pasta cooking. Heat a pan over medium heat. Add mushroom slices and cook for 5 mins, turning regularly, until slices are soft. Remove from heat and set aside.
3. Add garlic to the pan (adding a touch of oil if needed) and cook for 1 min. Add tomatoes and cook for 2-3 mins, until tomatoes begin to create a bit of a sauce. Add additional vinegar and salt and pepper. Stir well.
4. Toss tomato mixture with the drained pasta and put in a bowl. Fan portabello slices in top, garnish, and serve.

13 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Your birthday dish was a bit similar to mine (check out the 7th photograph in the post):

http://veggiegirlvegan.blogspot.com/2008/04/celebrating-two-decades.html

Cravin' Veggies said...

Stupid nature.

Great looking dish, though.

FatMom said...

Your birthday, VD? Congrats! With a dish like THAT, every day could be your birthday! That's one goooooood lookin' plate, there!

twoveganboys said...

Happy Birthday!

Paulina said...

Mmm..this looks so delicious and easy! I'm definitely gonna save this recipe on my computer.

chow vegan said...

Happy Birthday Vegan Dad! Awesome b-day dinner! Will we also be seeing a vegan b-day cake too? :-)

Janet said...

Happy Birthday! Your photo looks fine despite the storm ;) Good luck with your pasta experiementation. I've only done ravioli, which didn't need a kitchen-aid, but oh, the possibilites your new toy can bring! Soba noodles, spinach noodles, rice noodles...I'm jealous!

jennycestcake said...

That looks gorgeous! I'm coveting your KitchenAid attachment right now. Happy 33rd!

Nikki Douglas said...

I love the maple inclusion - its like Canada Day all over again! this just looks incredible VeganDad!

Latayy said...

Wow
I love to know there are vegan men out there who love to cook
Check out my new blog
It is not as good as yours but it is different
http://barbadianvegan.blogspot.com/

Ladybug said...

Just made this for lunch today. Delicious. Husband said it was a keeper. I think I will try it with a little fresh basil some time. But it was great without and will make again.

Erin said...

Looks delicious!

Karen Bowers said...

a delicious meal for me tonight. much thanks!