~ Use organic ingredients whenever possible
Note: For wheat free gluten free choice I use the organic tinkyada brown rice fettuccine. A beautiful choice that holds up well, doesn’t get mushy and does not impart a rice flavor.
2-cup shitake mushrooms – fresh or frozen
½ small-medium size leek
3 cups of your favorite simple red sauce
Cup or more of shredded parmesan cheese
1 cup lightly packed cup shredded yams
½ cup lightly packed shredded parsnips
Generous amount chopped fresh basil
Smidge of dried basil for sauce
The key to this dish is the flavor of the shitake mushrooms that have been sautéed until almost dry and also the unique flavor that the parsnips and leeks add to the mix. The sauce is not meant to smother the pasta and should be slightly dry and then tossed with the sauce, grated Parmesan and freshly cut basil and a little olive oil.
Sauté (best in iron pan) shitake mushrooms in olive oil on medium/high until dry (very important). Mushrooms have lots of liquid so pour off during sauté. Save a bit to add to your red sauce. Remove mushrooms from skillet when golden brown and dry. Set aside.
In same pan sauté leeks on low heat until clear and remove from skillet when finished. Set aside. Add shredded Yams and parsnips with more olive oil (they soak up a lot of the oil) and sauté for approx 5 minutes on medium high. Then add back mushrooms and leeks. Blend ingredients together and add the red sauce bring to a simmer. Cook for approx 5 -7 minutes. Turn heat down.
Cook fettuccine and place in a serving low wide serving dish with sauce on top Garnish with lots of fresh finely cut basil and Parmesan. Toss and serve.
Minglement has been around for a long time on the island – established 1972
and continues now as before to support the healthy lifestyles of our customers. Once considered counterculture and marginalized because of a “granola-eating, yogurt-liking” lifestyle, it’s embraced now and all the rage.
For over 20 years we have stocked chia seeds, Himalayan pink salt, herbs, spices, mushrooms and “weird stuff” available for those seeking healthy alternatives.
These days, many are catching up to the benefits of ancient herb health remedies, and organic food choices. It is inspiring to see our growing young customer base understand and value what we offer and seek out our high-quality products.
It’s part of our goal at The Minglement to inspire you to make simple, delicious, organic meals. We emphasize blending fresh & dried herbs and spices into all that you make to delight and enhance your own health.
Our store is well stocked, varied, and reminiscent of an Old-World marketplace where you can shop daily for local organic meat, dairy, produce and staples.
Find recipes and learn more at our updated website (finally!) coming soon. www.minglement.com