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Walnut & porcini mushroom penne


  • Cover porcini mushrooms with boiling water and set aside for 20-30 mins. Then drain, reserving the liquid, but leaving any grit behind.
  • Toast the walnuts in a dry pan. Remove and set aside.
  • At the same time, cook the penne in plenty of lightly salted, boiling water until al dente. Drain well.
  • Heat a little oil in a heavy-bottomed pan and gently saute the red onion and garlic until softish.
  • Add the button mushrooms. Stir well and then add the porcini soaking liquid, together with the porcinis, a little stock if needed, seasonings and the thyme. Mix and briefly cook. Taste for seasoning.
  • Then toss together the drained pasta, walnuts and the sauce until well combined.
  • To serve, mound the pasta in individual flat soup bowls and sprinkle with parmesan.


  • 10 gm porcini mushrooms
  • a handful of walnuts
  • 400 gm penne
  • sea salt & freshly ground pepper
  • olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 8-10 button mushrooms, quartered
  • vegetable stock
  • 1 tspn fresh thyme leaves
  • freshly grated parmesan

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