Orecchiette with cavolo nero and porcini


Dried porcini add a real flavour hit to pasta and sauces. If you can find interesting fresh forest mushrooms, they'd also work well here.

You'll need

30 gm dried porcini 2½ tbsp olive oil 150 gm mild pancetta, diced ½ onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 80 ml dry white wine 1 bunch cavolo nero, stalks removed, leaves coarsely chopped 400 gm dried orecchiette To serve: extra-virgin olive oil and shaved parmesan

Method

  • 01
  • Rehydrate porcini in a small bowl with 150ml boiling water for 5 minutes.
  • 02
  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add pancetta and fry until browned (3-5 minutes). Add onion and garlic and sauté, stirring occasionally, until tender and just golden (5-7 minutes). Add wine and cavolo nero and cook until wine is reduced and cavolo nero wilts (3-5 minutes).
  • 03
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water until al dente (10-12 minutes). Drain, add to cavolo nero and season to taste.
  • 04
  • Drain porcini, reserving a little water, chop and add to pan with a few splashes of porcini water to loosen the pasta. Gently combine and serve hot topped with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and plenty of parmesan.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
The Gourmet Traveller podcast

Each fortnight we round up the most interesting characters from the food world for your listening pleasure. We chat to chefs, cooks, authors, bar tenders and baristas - anyone who has something new and interesting to say about the way we like to eat and drink.

Listen
Recipe collections

Looking for fresh dinner ideas? Not sure how to make the most out of seasonal produce? Or do you need to plan the perfect party menu? Our recipe collections have you covered.

See more

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

Featured in

Jul 2015

You might also like...

Fuss-free summer recipes

recipes

Rigatoni with chicken ragu and green sauce

Fast autumn recipes

recipes

Flank steak tacos with corn, avocado and coriander

Fast summer recipes

recipes

Crisp-skin duck with green papaya salad

Fast seafood recipes

recipes

Rigatoni with mushrooms pecorino and herb crumbs

Fast summer dinners

recipes

Flathead with crushed peas

Six fast noodle recipes

recipes

Pumpkin pilaf with ricotta and pepitas

Lamb with orzo and olives

recipes

conversion tool