Thursday, 23 April 2009

Fungi & Linguine

A taste of Italy
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Having recently dinned at a this lovely eatery i decided to give the food a try myself for the family. Seeing i enjoyed the meal so much i thought to reproduce it at home.
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The starter Wild mushrooms, grilled topped with Parmesan cheese and spinach cooking with garlic, served with rocket salad and cherry tomatoes.
here is what i did:
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Wash the mushrooms and grill them.
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I did both sides
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Top with some grated Parmesan and further grill.
In the mean time with a little olive oil in a pan crusg some garlic and add the spinach i flavoured it with balsamic vinegar and salt.
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wash the salad leaves
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and serve
For the main course i boiled the linguine to the instructions on the packet.
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Gently toast the pine nuts ,
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I added some peas to the pasta but really fine beans is what i wanted but didn't have , i added pesto (BASIL) and it came together like this served with Parmesan grated on top.
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Now eaten al fresco is even better perfect for these hot summer eveings, yes even in London.

Here are the ones we had at the restaurant Al Fresco of course!
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6 comments:

Adventurous Ammena said...

yummy.. glad you got to try your dish masha'allah, such an inspiration :) not too much though hehe

Barbara Bradford said...

How fun, Did you capture the taste of the restaurant one? I always think foor tastes better cooked at home, but then again I eat out 3 meals a day while we are working.

Ines said...

So what did the family think? I'm sure I would have loved it. I looooooove pasta.

Rainbow In The Grey Sky said...

Aslamu alakum /hello
Ameena
Well i tend to cook more complicated meals due to our pallet so pasta is something i don't cook too often and well its always nice to rty something new.

Barbara
We hardly ever eat out, it is a very rare occasion when we do. So for me the food at the resturant was nicer , why? as i didn't cook it, i don't like my own cooking sadly, i don't enjoy it or taste the flavours. i liked it better at the resturant simply beacause someone else cooked it and served it to me! i do agree though , there is nothing like home made food!
Ines
Yes thank you they liked it my little one who never eats mushrooms ate them and liked them!
My dh too complimented on the dishes to his liking! They are great in this summery weather and simple to make!

muslimah trying to home edu said...

Assalamu alaykum
funghi e linguine!! It remind me of home and summer by the sea!
And yours looks so deli, mash'Allah.
Pesto is great mix of pine nuts, basil and olive oil...mmmhh I used to make it fresh! But now I cannot find the vegetarian parmesan cheese and the ones in sale contain animal rennet and whey. Hamdulillah.
Great to see you enjoy some taste of Italy!
Wa alaykum assalam

Rainbow In The Grey Sky said...

oh dear i never realised the cheese was not siuted to a halal diet! Iam going now to check my pack :( thank you for the tip off ukti !

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