Recipe by BigFatMomma
According to history, this was one of Casanova's favorite dishes. I have made this without the truffles, but I bet it's even better with them... A good Valentine's dish. From Italian Cooking & Living, March 2002.
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1⁄2 lb Italian sausage, removed from casing, and crumbled
- 1⁄4 lb portabella mushroom, sliced
- 1⁄4 lb shiitake mushroom, sliced
- 1⁄3 lb porcini mushroom, sliced
- 1⁄2 cup beef stock
- 1⁄2 cup freshly grated grana padano (can sub parmesan-reggiano)
- salt and pepper
- 1 lb rigatoni pasta
- 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, minced
- 1⁄2 ounce black truffle, shaved
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
- Add sausage and allow to brown, stirring often, about 3 minutes.
- Add all of the mushrooms and saute for 1 minute.
- Deglaze pan with the beef stock, and allow to reduce for 5 minutes.
- Stir in the grana and season with the salt and pepper.
- Meanwhile, cook pasta until aldente in salted water.
- Toss with the sauce, and top with shaved truffle and additional shaved cheese.