Monday, July 16, 2007

Linguine with Marinara Sauce and Shittake Mushrooms


Tonight I was in the mood for a non-meat dinner. We had a heavy meat dinner last night.

Marinara Sauce:

2 cans tomato sauce or 1 large can of whole plum tomatoes
3 garlic cloves minced
1 small onion, diced
2 fresh oregano leaves or a sprinkle of dried oregano
Olive Oil

Heat saucepan and add olive oil. Add the garlic and onions and saute under they start to brown. Add the tomatoes and oregano. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Set heat to low and simmer for one hour on low.

Shittake Mushrooms:

8 oz fresh shittake mushrooms (you an substitute portobello), washed and sliced
3 garlic loves, minced
2 tbsp butter or olive oil

Heat cast iron skillet and add your butter or oil. Add your mushroom slices and do not disturb so that the mushrooms can fry and brown. Then stir to fry the other side. When nicely browned salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with a bit of fresh lime juice or lemon juice.

Serve with linguine or a pasta of your choice. Top marinara sauce and linguine with the mushrooms.

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