I have no other way to describe this Pasta with Caramelized Mushroom Sauce, other than truly delectable. The cream adds an absolutely silky texture and taste to the pasta, and is one of our favourite. You are really going to be amazed at how outrageously simple this dish is to prepare yet how flavourful it is.I always found mushrooms to be a perfect addition to any pasta dish, but adding cream to it puts it on a whole new level of deliciousness. I love adding spice and chilli to my food, so this recipe is no different. But fell free to leave out the spiciness if you prefer, this dish will still turn out perfect.
Try using brown or Portobello mushrooms for your pasta dishes. They really carry more flavour compared to the white button mushrooms. I also find that the brown or Portobello mushrooms seem to keep their shape and don"t shrink down as much as the white button mushrooms. The herb which I use to give this pasta such a unique taste is thyme. It really tastes great with the mushrooms and cream.
By the way did you know that certain shapes of pasta work better with different sauces. Forgive me if you knew that, but this was really news to me from a friend of mine who is a chef.
This is what she told me. Shell type pasta, like the one I have used here pair well with cream and meat sauces. The tubes like penne, rigatoni and macaroni are best used with baked dishes with cheese and vegetable sauces. And sauces like pesto cling on to twist type pasta such as fusilli. Really !!! I had no idea. Why don't you give a try with these different pastas with the sauce you make and see how it works for you.
So this is a great dish, a perfect dinner, easy and quick to prepare and with sooooo much of flavour, I am sure that you will love it too.