Spaghettini with Mushrooms, Garlic, and Oil

  • Christina9192 Posted: 01/17/10
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    I found this recipe bland and will try it with only 1/2 pound of spaghetti and 1/4 cup of olive oil next time. Hopefully, this will intensify the flavors. Will do a trial doing it my way, with extra instant garlic, ground black pepper and red pepper sauce at the ready if necessary. I am glad I was suspicious of the 1 tsp of salt and only used 1/2 tsp instead. I also used cilantro instead of flat parsley.

  • msubulldog Posted: 04/21/10
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    I did reduce the oil to 1/3 cup based on another review (plus the box of pasta we had was just under a pound--13.75oz), but you definitely need the entire teaspoon of salt for flavor and to make the mushrooms weep to give you a good sauce. I thought the dish was great, especially if you're looking for a vegetarian main dish. The kids liked it--though my husband would have preferred a little more heat, but he can always add more red pepper on top.

  • Toothpicker82 Posted: 08/28/12
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    I used fresh basil from my garden and doubled the amount, in place of the parsley. We used fresh lemon juice at the table. Everyone loved it.


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