Wild Mushroom Pasta


* 1 tablespoon butter
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1 garlic clove, minced
* 8 oz. mixed wild mushrooms (shiitake, portobello, oyster, and chanterelle) cleaned, stemmed, and thickly sliced
* 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
* 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds toasted
* Freshly ground black pepper to taste
* 1/2 pound penne pasta
* 1/4 cup coarsely chopped basil
* 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese


1. In a large deep skillet melt butter in heated olive oil. Add the garlic and cook over moderate heat until golden. Add the mushrooms fennel seeds, rosemary and pepper and cook stirring occasionally until the mushrooms are tender about 15 minutes.
2. Meanwhile cook the penne in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but firm to the bite; drain well. Add the pasta to the mushrooms adding the basil and cheese. Mound onto two plates and serve immediately offering additional Parmesan if desired.
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