This meal can be ready in about fifteen minutes but is still delicious, satisfying and pretty healthy. Mushrooms are perfect for fast meals as they are quick to prepare and quick to cook and are also very good for you.
- 160 g (5.5oz) linguine
- 25 g (2tbsp) butter
- 250 g (9oz) chestnut mushrooms sliced
- 4 cloves garlic peeled and crushed
- 4 sprigs fresh thyme leaves only
- pinch chilli flakes
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 40 g (1.5oz) parmesan cheese (or vegetarian alternative) grated
- handfull fresh parsley finely chopped
- salt and pepper
Cook the linguine according to the instructions on the packet.
Meanwhile, heat the butter in a frying pan. Add the mushrooms until soft and golden and any liquid has almost all evaporated. Add the garlic, thyme leaves and chilli flakes and cook for a couple more minutes. Season well.
Drain the linguine, reserving a cupful of the cooking water. Add the linguine to the mushrooms along with the lemon juice, parmesan and parsley. Toss everything together and add enough of the reserved cooking water to form a light sauce. Season to taste and serve.