Sophie’s Homemade Pasta
Sophie’s Homemade Pasta with Chanterelles, Crimini Mushrooms and Bacon
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 10 crimini mushrooms, washed and sliced
- 8-10 chanterelle mushrooms
- 6 rashers center-cut bacon, cut into small pieces
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup cream
- ½ cup white wine
- ¼ cup parsley
- Linguini or tagliatelle pasta
- Salt and pepper
- Parmesan cheese
- Use your favorite recipe to make home-made linguini or tagliatelle pasta. Let the pasta dry for an hour before you cook it. You can always use fresh pasta from the store.
- Fry onion and garlic in a frying pan, using 1 tablespoon butter, until translucent.
- Using a slotted spoon, remove onion and garlic mixture. Fry bacon in same pan.
- Remove bacon from pan. Fry mushrooms in the same pan using bacon juices, adding a tablespoon of butter.
- Put onion mixture, mushrooms, and bacon into a pot. Add wine, seasoning, and parsley. Cook until the wine has evaporated by about 50%. Add cream and mix.
- Add cooked pasta to the cream and mushroom mixture and mix well.
- Serve with grated Parmesan cheese and a sprinkling of parsley.
Makes: 4 portions Total Time: pasta: 2 hours; 30 minutes
Chef’s Name: Sophie Camilleri
Family: Parents – Albert and Simone;
Sisters – Daniela (Eastman School of Music) and Julia (Canyon Crest Academy)
Community: Carmel Valley
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, reading, sculpture, playing clarinet, watching movies
Favorite Local Activity: Going to the San Diego Zoo
About the Recipe: I first tasted this dish when someone cooked it for my family. I decided I wanted to try to replicate it because it was simple and very tasty.
About the Chef: I am an 11-year-old 6th grader. I discovered a passion for cooking at an early age, and I enjoy watching many of the Food Network shows – especially chefs Bobby Flay and Robert Irvine. I enjoy replicating food that I have tasted elsewhere, and I made an amazing salted caramel milkshake after tasting one at Ghiradelli at the Disneyland Resort in California. I am starting to collect my own kitchen equipment. I own my own KitchenAid food mixer (my mom’s was too small), a pasta machine, and an ice-cream maker. My favorite kitchen tool, however, is the dough scraper. When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy reading, playing with friends, watching movies – especially Marvel films – and practicing the clarinet.
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