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Mushroom Al Forno

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  Dried porcini mushrooms 1 Ounce (25 Grams)
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Butter 1 Ounce (30 Grams)
  Brown mushrooms/Wild mushrooms 8 Ounce, finely sliced (250 Grams)
  Fresh thyme/1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
  Dried pasta 1 Pound (500 Grams)
  Freshly grated parmesan 6 Tablespoon
For bechamel sauce
  Butter 2 1⁄2 Ounce (75 Grams)
  Flour 4 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Milk 1 1⁄4 Pint (750 Milliliter)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Or To Taste)

Soak the porcini .
Drain, reserving the soaking liquid, and finely chop.
Set aside.
Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F) Gas 6.
For bechamel, melt butter over medium heat in a heavy saucepan.
Whisk in flour and cook until foaming, about 1 minute.
Remove from heat and gradually pour in milk, whisking constantly.
Return to heat and cook, whisking constantly, until sauce thickens, about 2 minutes.
Bring to the boil and remove from the heat.
Add salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste.
Stir in porcini mushrooms and reserved soaking liquid.
In a small pan, melt butter with oil and add fresh mushrooms, thyme and garlic.
Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until mushrooms are just coloured, 5 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Stir in to bechamel.
Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water, until just firm to the bite.
Combine drained pasta and mushroom bechamel.
Add 2 tbsp of the parmesan.
Place in a buttered 30cm x 20cm x 7.5cm (12in x 8in x 3in) oven-proof dish.
Sprinkle the remaining parmesan over top.
Bake until golden and bubbling, 10 minutes.
Leave to stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 905 Calories from Fat 336

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 38 g57.9%

Saturated Fat 19.9 g99.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 88.1 mg29.4%

Sodium 510.3 mg21.3%

Total Carbohydrates 108 g35.8%

Dietary Fiber 5.2 g20.7%

Sugars 13.3 g

Protein 31 g62.3%

Vitamin A 18.7% Vitamin C 4.7%

Calcium 44.9% Iron 19.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Mushroom Al Forno Recipe