Pasta with Mushrooms and Smoked Tofu

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I love creating new recipes, especially when they turn out so good as the one I am about to share with you! It`s super easy and flavourful!

This meal is suitable for vegans and vegetarians!

Ingredients:0

  • 150g. of tagliatelle
  • 250g. chantarelle mushrooms
  • smoked tofu with almond and sesame seed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • chilli to taste
  • 50ml soya cream
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • salt,pepper to taste
  • 1tbsp wine
  • walnuts
  • 1tbsp lemon juice

Directions:

Boil tagliatelle in saucepan until al dente. Once they are cooked, drain them and stir into the mushroom sauce.

For the mushroom sauce:

Wash each chantarelle mushroom separately because they might have tiny worms or other things which you wouldn`t want in your plate. The best practice for checking a mushroom to verify it is clear of worms is by cutting the mushroom into slices  and to check if they have needle-size brown tunnels. 0aCut the tofu into small cubes. If you cannot find smoked tofu with almonds and sesame seed you can use some other tofu, I am sure it would still taste good! Pan-fry the cubes in some olive oil until they turn golden.0bHere you can see the easiest way to peel garlic without having your nails smell.

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1.Remove the top 2.Press the clove with the heel of your hand 3. Remove the skin

If it doesn`t  with one hand, try with both! Yeah, I know…it looks as if I am giving CPR to garlic :D.

0gChop the garlic and put it in the frying pan with some olive oil (or butter ). Add the chantarells and the wine. Put a lid to steam the mushrooms. 0eAdd the cream, the chopped chillies, some salt pepper and lemon to taste. Chop or grate the walnuts and add them to the sauce.454For decorating the plate I used some capers, chilli, walnuts and balsamic reduction sauce.

1It`s rainy and getting cold in Helsinki, but we try to spend as much time as possible on our cosy balcony!0hIn case you want to share this dinner with a meat-eater, you can substitute the tofu with ham. My boyfriend enjoyed the combination of different tastes and he even got a second plate. 0iI hope you will try this easy recipe and share your opinion in the comments bellow!

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