Sunday, 4 July 2010

spinach, mushroom and fresh pea tagliatelle

I'm exhausted after the sneezing and eye scratching from the hay-fever and after the day I've had I can't think, let alone cook, so this is a quick an easy one inspired by the Viking's love of tagliatelle and anything creamy... plus there were some fresh shelled peas at the supermarket today and I love me some peas and I needed the carbs... and who can be bothered to stand in front of the stove on such a glorious day as this?


fresh pasta
1 x bag of spinach
1 x bag of fresh shelled peas (frozen will work perfectly well)
6 chestnut mushrooms
4 shallots - finely chopped
2 cloves garlic
a small pot of cream
a glass of white wine

in a deep frying pan saute the onions and garlic in some butter and olive oil, then add the sliced mushrooms and saute some more... add the white wine and let it reduce by half then season and add the sage and thyme.

put the pasta water on to boil and steam the spinach over the water.

add the cream to the onion and mushroom pan, then throw in the peas and let them heat through... when they're this fresh I like them slightly crunchy.  then add the spinach.

drain the pasta and add it to the sauce, stirring well... and serve.

eat and of course, enjoy!


  1. It is very tasty, I know))) Some times I put lemon juice and napa cabbage instead of spinach. Best wishes!

  2. Looks lovely and fresh.

    I presume you know you should be eating local honey for that hayfever - worth a try!

  3. Hi Dominic

    No, I don't blog on holiday, or if I'm not well or if I just can't think of anything to say.

    It's important to update regularly, sure, but don't ever let your blog be a source of guilt or you'll just resent it. It's just a fun thing to do, not work. xxxx

  4. Hi Dominic
    Love all your reasons for making that tagliatelle, which sounds fab btw...and local honey for hayfever is such good advice- it does work!!!!!!Sorry to hear you've had a difficult day :-( Good food is always comforting though isn't it? Put your feet up and relax if possible, then start again tomorrow!

  5. Thanks all for your kind words... I did hear that local honey was good and we have a local honey maker literally across the field opposite!

    And thanks Esther... I think you're so right.. I want the blog to be good but there's an essence that it's taking over my life and it's about finding that balance... x

  6. My, my! This is one of my very favorite treatments for tagliatelle ... and the only thing that I add is chunks of salmon filet that I have done a fast pan-sear on in some olive oil and black pepper ... heavenly! And you're so right ... easy! Nothing like a 'carb fix'

  7. The pasta looks amazing..I love pasta its easy to make and taste delicious..

  8. BTW, I am the 50th follower of your blog :) Congratulations!

  9. That's so exciting Sanchita... thanks so much and happy 50th follower... I shall celebrate all day!

    BTW I love your photography.

    Thanks all for the kind words. x


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