"This is a recipe from Pierce Brosnan's favorite Santa Monica restaurant, Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi, and said to be one of his favorite dishes."
extra virgin olive oil
fresh porcini mushrooms, sliced
( or dried and reconstituted in 1/2 cup water, save the soaking liquid)
garlic cloves, minced
chopped fresh Italian parsley
salt and black pepper
chopped peeled tomatoes, liquid drained
dry penne pasta
grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese, plus more for passing
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and sauté the sliced porcini mushrooms with the garlic and parsley till tender, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Add the wine and let it all simmer until the wine evaporates, about 5-8 minutes. Add the tomatoes(If you have used reconstituted porcini mushrooms, add the reserved soaking liquid now) and cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
Meanwhile, boil the penne until al dente. Drain the pasta and add it to the sauce together with the grated cheese. Let cook for 2 minutes at low heat. Taste for seasoning.
Serve piping hot. Pass extra cheese for sprinkling. Enjoy!
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