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Tagliatelle in a Mushroom Cream Sauce

Created by SarahAnderson

A simple vegetarian dish of fresh tagliatelle in a mushroom, garlic and tarragon cream sauce.

2 people
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Prep time
10 minutes
Cook time
15 mins


  • 800g tagliatelle (fresh if possible, shop bought is fine)
  • 25g dried porcini
  • 2 portobello mushrooms
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1-2 shallots
  • half cup (70ml) double cream
  • 1 tblspn olive oil
  • 1 tblspn unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • as required salt
  • several good grinds pepper
  • 1 tblspn truffle oil (optional)
  • good grate to taste fresh parmesan cheese

Recipe Method

Rinse the dried porcini, then place in a cup/bowl and soak in half a cup of boiling water for around 10 minutes.

Dice the shallots finely, and add to frying pan on a medium heat with the olive oil and butter. Once the shallots are soft, add the portobello mushrooms (sliced) and garlic and fry for another 3-4 minutes. Once the garlic has been fried off, add the porcini with their soaking water (carefull to leave the sediment at the bottom of the soaking bowl/cup as this will be gritty). Add the dried tarragon, and add salt and pepper. Reduce the porcini water down for a few minutes, then add the double cream. Check the seasoning at this stage and add more if required.

Boil the fresh tagliatelle in a large pan of salted water for the recommended time (usually around 3-4 minutes). Once cooked, add the pasta to the frying pan with the sauce, and mix in thoroughly.

Serve with a drizzle of truffle oil and a good sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan.

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Reviews and Comments

  • karen1968 30/01/2013 Review Score: 4
    Really enjoyed this, but perhaps more sauce would have been good, next time I might add more cream or stock, etc.

  • Dave 02/12/2012 Review Score: 4
    Great, had something very similar in a restaurant the other day, and really wanted to replicate it.

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