Mushroom, Leek & Pappadelle Ragu

April 19, 2016

Mushroom, Leek & Pappadelle Ragu 0 5 0

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  • Cook 40 mins
  • 40 mins

    40 mins

  • Serve 4 Servings


10g dried porcini mushroom

1/2 cup boiling water

1 tbs olive oil

1 leek, washed, dried, finely chopped

2 large garlic cloves, crushed

8 slices pancetta, finely chopped

500g mixed mushrooms, sliced (fresh shiitake, Swiss brown and flats)

350ml beef or chicken stock

400g pappadelle pasta

4 fresh eggs

2 tbs thyme leaves

Parmesan cheese, to serve


1Cover porcini in boiling water and allow to stand 10 minutes to soften. Drain, reserving liquid. Finely chop mushrooms.

2Heat oil in a large, deep frying pan over medium heat. Add leek, garlic and pancetta and sauté for 5 minutes or until pancetta starts to colour. Add mushrooms, including the porcini, and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until softened. Strain the reserved porcini liquid into the pan, add the stock and simmer over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until sauce reduces slightly.

3Meanwhile, cook the pappadelle in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until al dente. Poach eggs in a separate pan of simmering water. Drain pasta and return to the hot pan. Add mushroom sauce and thyme, toss over low heat until combined.

4Pile the pasta and sauce into warm bowls; top each with a poached egg. Grate over parmesan and season to taste. Serve.