November 02, 2006

Mushrooms & Egg Noodles

1/2 lb egg noodles
2/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
6 oz mushrooms, sliced
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 shallot, minced
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
juice of 1/2 lemon

Bring a large pot of water to boil. Then add egg noodles and cook about 6 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan, heat the butter and oil. Add the shallot and garlic, saute until soft and translucent but not browned, about 8 minutes. Add mushrooms and saute, stirring occasionally, until coated and cooked through. Drain the egg noodles and toss with parsley and lemon juice. Add the mushroom mixture and a sprinkle of salt and toss again. Serve immediately.
My thoughts:
This is a great side dish to fall back on. It requires little effort, is simple and tasty and great with a variety of main dishes. I really don't know why I don't serve it more. I made it for my husband for the first time today and he really enjoyed it. Egg noodles are so plain, it's fun to dress them up a bit.