Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Penne Pasta in Chipotle Cream Sauce

Quick, simple, delicious, bistro-restaurant-quality recipe.

Penne Pasta in Chipotle Cream Sauce
Serves 6

1 pound penne pasta
3 tablespoons butter
2 shallots, minced
1 pound mushrooms, sliced
2 cups whipping cream
1/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons chipotle sauce or to taste
1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper or to taste
1 handful of cilantro, finely chopped

1.    Cook pasta al dente, according to package directions.
2.    Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
3.    Add shallots and mushrooms, and cook slowly, stirring often, until tender.
4.    Turn down heat to low, and stir in cream and then milk.
5.    Stir in chipotle sauce.
6.    Simmer sauce to thicken, stirring often. Add salt and pepper to taste.
7.    Drain pasta and then return to empty pasta-cooking pan. Add sauce to drained pasta and toss lightly to combine.
8.    Sprinkle each serving with a bit of cilantro.

NOTE: Bottles of chipotle sauce can be purchased cheaply at Mexican markets or in the Mexican section of well-stocked grocery stores.

Best way to finely "chop" cilantro is to put it in a cup and use one's kitchen shears to snip it finely.

Wonderfully simple and delicious dish. Great for company served with a green salad and apple juice and then lemon sorbet for dessert.

1 comment:

Min said...

Yum! I bet Number One will enjoy this dish! What is your favorite brand of chipotle sauce? (and thanks for the post and for spelling "chipotle" correctly...) ;-)

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