Sunday, 14 September 2008

Pasta with wood blewits

Feeds 4:

1 pack of spaghetti or other pasta
250g or so of wood blewits
1/2 small onion, finely diced
knob of butter
medium sized carton of double cream
1/2 teaspoon of whole grain mustard

Put the pan on for the pasta; meanwhile, fry the onion in the butter until soft, but not coloured. Roughly chop the blewits and add to the pan - cook over a medium/low ehat until cooked through. Add mustard and cream and stir to mix well. whils cooking, cook your pasta, drain, and serve with the sauce poured over, with lots of freshly ground black pepper.

Wood blewits are in season from late autumn to early winter, mainly in woodland, also hedges, sometimes grass, and is fairly common. **They MUST be cooked**. I bought mine from a lovely stall at the Farmer's market on Friday from Dorset Down Mushrooms, in Pyntington near Sherborne. If you do forage for them, make sure you know 100% what you are going to eat, can't be stressed too much.

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