Fettuccine With Shiitakes in a Saffron Cream Sauce

Recipe by Jostlori
READY IN: 25mins




  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, bring the wine to a boil in a small saucepan and add the saffron. Remove from heat and let it infuse for 5 minutes.
  • Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook for 12 minutes, or until the pasta is just done.
  • While pasta is cooking, heat the oil and butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the shallots, mushrooms, peppers (optional), salt and pepper. Cook until very lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the wine and saffron and boil for 2 mintues.
  • Add the cream, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.
  • If, like me, you reduced the volume of cream, the sauce may be runny. Make a slurry with a tablespoon of flour in two tablespoons water. Stir into the sauce and simmer until slightly thickened.
  • Drain the pasta. Toss it with the sauce, parmesan and parsley. Serve immediately in large pasta bowls.