Monday I mentioned that I picked up some fresh pasta from Pasta Puttana at the Green City Market. I love Pasta Puttana (which literally translates to “pasta whore”) because they sell such boldly flavored pasta. My husband picked out their Spicy Red Chile Pasta. Since the pasta itself is flavored, it important to dress the pasta with a sauce that will complement but not overwhelm the pasta. The Pasta Puttana packaging conveniently offers sauce suggestions. I decided to make a light sauce with butter, white wine, shallots, lemon, and just a few mushrooms based on Pasta Puttana’s suggestions. It accomplished my goal of complimenting the pasta while letting it be the focus of the dish.
At first glance you might think that at $10 the pasta is a little… pricy. But it is enough for a generous dinner sized portion for 2 adults. The price is far less expensive than heading to an Italian restaurant for a similar meal. The pasta is incredibly easy to prepare and it cooks in just 1 minute.
Pasta Puttana is sold at the Green City Farmers Market, and they have a storefront at 1407 West Grant Ave. Not in Chicago? They ship domestically.
You will need:
2 tablespoons Butter
1 Shallot, sliced
1 clove of Garlic, finely chopped
3 Mushrooms, thinly sliced
Salt and Pepper
1/4 cup White Wine
2 tablespoon Lemon Juice
top with Parmesan
Fresh Pasta, such as Spicy Red Chile Pasta
Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic; cook for 1 minute.
Add the mushrooms, and a generous amount of salt and pepper to the pan and cook for 1 minute.
Add the white wine and lemon juice. Let simmer and reduce over low heat for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook the pasta. The Pasta Puttana pasta cooks in under a minute. Drain once the pasta is cooked to al dente. Then toss in the warm sauce. Serve topped with Parmesan.
*This post wasn’t sponsored by Pasta Puttana. I just love them, and I love to support local businesses!