Jamie Oliver remains a household name for a reason. His recipes are simple, but elegant, designed for the working family that doesn’t seek to sacrifice quality. Jamie’s recent venture ‘5 ingredients’ explores the possibilities of simple cooking, making a name for itself as the busy cook’s best friend. The 5 ingredient system is a fancy way of saying that these recipes are no fuss, and seriously budget friendly. With over 130 recipes to choose from, follow Jamie through the likes of his amazing Smoky Chorizo Salmon, or delicious Roast Tikka Chicken, and let the oven do the hard work for you.
His recipe for Garlic Mushroom Pasta defies all odds, combining powerful Italian flavours that pack a punch. This remarkably quick recipe requires little to no preparation. When considering just how scrumptious the result is, it seems like a miracle.
5 Ingredient Garlic Mushroom Pasta
Total: 16 minutes
150g dried trofie or fusilli pasta
2 cloves of garlic
250g mixed mushrooms
25g Parmesan cheese
2 heaped tablespoons half-fat crème fraîche
Cook the pasta in a pan of boiling salted water according to the packet instructions, then drain, reserving a mugful of cooking water.
Meanwhile, peel and finely slice the garlic. Place it in a large non-stick frying pan on a medium-high heat with ½ a tablespoon of olive oil, followed 1 minute later by the mushrooms, tearing up any larger ones. Season with sea salt and black pepper, and cook for 8 minutes, or until golden, tossing regularly.
Toss the drained pasta into the mushroom pan with a splash of reserved cooking water. Finely grate in most of the Parmesan, stir in the crème fraîche, taste, season to perfection, and dish up, finishing with a final grating of Parmesan.