Tagliatelle with chestnut mushrooms and Grana Padano cream

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Tagliatelle with chestnut mushrooms and Grana Padano cream


. Difficulty: Medium . Serves: 4 people . Preparation time: 30 minutes . Variety: Pasta


2 tbsp olive oil
250g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
375g Tagliatelle paglia e fieno
4 shallots, peeled and sliced
Splash of Pernod
284ml single cream
75g Grana Padano, grated


Heat 1 tbsp of the olive oil in a pan and sauté the mushrooms for 3- 4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Bring a large pan of water to the boil and add the pasta.  Cook for 8-10 
minutes, until al dente.
Meanwhile, heat the remaining tbsp of olive oil in the pan used for the 
mushrooms and sauté the chopped shallots for 2-3 minutes.  Add a splash of Pernod and boil rapidly for 1-2 minutes to reduce the liquid.
Pour in the cream, bring to the boil and simmer for 1 minute before stirring in the grated Grana Padano.  Simmer while you drain the pasta.
Return the drained pasta to the pan, pour in the Grana Padano cream and the mushrooms and mix well.  Serve immediately with a crisp green salad.