WHAT IS ITALIAN MUSHROOM SAUCE?
If you are a mushroom lover, how many mushrooms is too much? If the very question seems insane, then this Italian sauce is for you. Italian mushroom sauce is a blend of different flavored fungi – and you can add or take away as many kinds as you like. Whatever the mushroom, the key is to slice them all to the same size and shape to ensure they cook evenly. This is an ideal recipe for the fall when mushrooms are in season.
SUGGESTIONS WHEN MAKING ITALIAN MUSHROOM SAUCE
- Which Pasta?
As with most Italian sauce recipes, the pasta choice is up to you. This sauce is great on both string and formed or shaped pasta but we particularly like this sauce with garganelli, a beautiful shaped pasta with ridges to hold the sauce.
- Can You Add Cream to Mushroom Sauce?
A combination of mascarpone cheese, heavy cream and parmesan cheese is what makes this sauce super creamy. If you find it too heavy, omit the mascarpone. This sauce is an excellent topper for both chicken and lamb fillets.
WHAT PAIRS WELL WITH ITALIAN MUSHROOM SAUCE?
Well, with Italian pasta you can rarely go wrong by throwing in a few delicious meatballs! Avoid soup cuts (tiny) of pasta as they are too small and will get lost in the mix. Short cuts like gigli, penne rigate or radiatori will work well. For wine look for something white and crisp like a nice Italian Chianti fresh from your fridge. For the cheese lovers in the audience, if you want to follow this dish up with a dairy themed desert, check out our Grilled Peaches with Brillat Savarin on Crostini.