Linguini with Mushrooms and Truffle Cream Sauce

A rich decadent pasta dish

Our truffle oil gives this dish a rich, earthy flavour that perfectly marries with the mushrooms. Use whatever mushrooms are in season.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter

1 shallot, minced

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 sprigs thyme leaves stripped and finely chopped

450gm mixed mushrooms, sliced (button, oysters and chanterelles work well)

Quarter cup red wine

1 cup cream

2 tablespoons Pukara Estate Truffle flavoured Extra Virgin Olive Oil

5 sprigs parsley leaves removed and roughly chopped

230gm linguini cooked al-dente

Method

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic, saute until the shallot becomes translucent. Add the thyme and mushrooms; turn the heat up to medium-high. Cook until the mushrooms are tender, about 4 minutes.

Add the wine, and reduce. When the wine has almost reduced, add the cream. Cook the cream until it forms a thick sauce, about five minutes, stirring through the Truffle oil throughout this time.

Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and stir well. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve immediately.