Special Feature: Products Sally Recommends

Velvet Pioppini Salad™ Pasta Salad with Prosciutto and Parmesan

by Bob Engel

For visual appeal and to hold the seasonings, chose a pasta with an interesting shape, my favorite is creste di gallo, rooster’s crest, or substitute penne rigate.

½ pound pasta
2 quarts lightly salted water
¼ cup olive oil, for sauté
2 teaspoons minced garlic
8 ounces Velvet Pioppini™ mushrooms, stem cut on an angle into ¼ inch pieces, caps sliced thinly
¼ cup olive oil, additional
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 ounces prosciutto, thinly-sliced, then cut into strips
4 ounces parmesan, shaved

Cook pasta in lightly salted water until just al dente. Rinse under cold water until cool. Meanwhile sauté the garlic and mushrooms over medium heat for about four minutes using the first quarter cup of olive oil. Add cooked mushrooms and all the remaining ingredients except the parmesan cheese to the pasta. Toss well. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish with shaved parmesan before serving.

Bob Engel (bob@mycopia.com), Chef Liaison of Gourmet Mushrooms, Inc. in Sebastopol, CA. www.mycopia.com

Note: This information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the businesses in question before making your plans.

Share this article with a friend:

Free eNewsletter SignUp

Sally's Place on Facebook    Sally Bernstein on Instagram    Sally Bernstein at Linked In

Global Resources

Handmade Chocolates, Lillie Belle Farms

Food411 Food Directory