Thursday, June 23, 2011

Farmer's Market Pasta


Our local Farmer's Market recently opened and I am beyond excited that I can walk from my house! One vendor was selling Black Tie Gourmet Mushrooms. These are mushrooms that are slow cooked with herbs, oils and butter. I could eat the whole container myself in one sitting, these are that good. But I decided to save for a pasta dish and I am so glad I did. YUM!

3/4 lb pasta; cooked to al dente (reserve 1 cup pasta water)
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
3 Garlic Cloves; crushed
1 onion; diced
2 zucchini; diced
1 red pepper; diced
3-4 red skinned potatoes; diced (farmers market find - different for pasta, but so good!)
10-12 ounces fresh spinach
1 container black tie gourmet mushrooms
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, salt and pepper to taste
Parmesan Cheese

Saute garlic and onion in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes, then add zucchini and red pepper. Add crushed red pepper flakes and adjust seasoning. Then add black tie gourmet mushrooms and fresh spinach. Cook till spinach is wilted.
Toss with cooked pasta, add reserved pasta water if too dry. Top with Parmesan cheese!

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