Foglie di Carciofo Pasta with Mushrooms and Truffle Oil
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people

<em>Foglie di Carciofo</em> Pasta with Mushrooms: Stir pasta into sauce pan to coat it thoroughly

Foglie di Carciofo Pasta with Mushrooms - Buon Appetito!

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  • 8.8 oz. (250 gr.) Foglie di Carciofo (pasta similar to orecchiette vaguely shaped as a carciofo [Italian for artichoke] leaf)
  • ½ red onion sliced julienne style
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 mini sweet pepper, or ½ red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 10 oyster mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano, crushed
  • Coarse sea salt, pepper, and truffle flavored oil to taste
  1. In a frying pan, sauté onion in EVOO on medium low heat for 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden.
  2. Add celery, mini peppers, stir and cook for 6 minutes.
  3. Add sliced mushrooms, sesame seeds, oregano, salt and pepper to taste, then cook for 10 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, bring salted water to a boil in a deep pot and cook pasta al dente, according to package.
  5. Drain pasta and add it to the sauce into frying pan.
  6. Toss gently to allow sauce to coat pasta well and serve after drizzling truffle flavored oil to taste on individual plates.

<em>Foglie di Carciofo</em> Pasta with Mushrooms: Sliced oyster mushrooms    <em>Foglie di Carciofo</em> Pasta with Mushrooms: sauté onions, celery and sweet peppers    <em>Foglie di Carciofo</em> Pasta with Mushrooms: Add mushrooms, sesame seeds and dried oregano
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  • Dry pasta typical from the Apulia region of Italy.
  • Unlike most homemade pastas, which contain eggs and semolina flour, this pasta is made with a mix of wheat and semolina flours with just water.
  • You may substitute Foglie di Carciofo pasta with orecchiette pasta.
  • Perfect paired with Primitivo wine from Apulia, Italy, or old vine Zinfandel, which has the same DNA as the Primitivo.
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