Pasta Stuffing with Porcini and Prosciutto

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy
Ingredients
  • 2 cups tiny pasta, shaped like tubettini or tiny shells
  • 2 ounces prosciutto, cut into fine shreds
  • 1 -ounce dried porcini, soaked in water until soft
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup shallots, minced
  • 10 ounces mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper
Directions

Cook pasta until tender, drain and transfer to a mixing bowl; add prosciutto and season to taste with salt and pepper. Drain the porcini through a cheesecloth lined sieve. Reserve liquid. Rinse grit from mushrooms and chop finely. In a skillet heat the butter and saute shallots until tender. Add mushrooms, chopped porcini and reserved liquid and cook until mushrooms are tender and have absorbed the liquid. Add heavy cream and bring to a boil; season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss with pasta and transfer to a buttered baking dish. Heat, covered until hot in a preheated 350 degree oven. Delicious with turkey, capon and ham.


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