Even though shiitake mushrooms are popular in Asian counties, they are now being used in many dishes around the world because of the nutritional benefits: prevents cancer, reduces cholesterol, strengthens immune system and much more. The combination in this recipe of fettuccine with shiitake mushrooms gives a rich flavor.
8oz fresh organic shiitake mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic , minced
zest and juice of a lemon
salt and pepper to taste
2 springs fresh organic thyme or oregano
3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
freshly ground black pepper
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Saute the garlic with mushrooms and 1 spring thyme or oregano , for 8 minutes. Set aside , squeeze in the lemon juice and add salt and pepper to taste.
Cook the pasta according to the package instructions and drain loosely. Place the pasta into a bowl with mushrooms mixture, along with the parmesan and toss.
Garnish with thyme or oregano springs.