Whether you are cooking for family or friends this evening, entertain them within the comfort of your own home with this simple, yet seasonal pasta straccia with wild mushroom and Grana Padano
Created by celebrity chef, Francesco Mazzei, this fresh pasta dish is a real winner.
Pasta Ã¢â‚¬Å“stracciaÃ¢â‚¬Â with wild mushroom and Grana Padano Riserva by Francesco Mazzei
2 tbsp olive oil
400g egg pasta sheets
500ml whole milk
30g plain flour
80g mozzarella Fior di latte, roughly chopped
100g Grana Padano Riserva, grated
1tbsp chives, chopped
2tbsp shallots, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
A pinch of salt
Pepper, to taste
1tbsp thyme, chopped
In a large, deep pan, melt 10g of the butter in the oil. Add the shallots, garlic and thyme then cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Add the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and cook over a high heat, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are browned, this should take about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the lasagne sheets according to the instructions on the packet.
Meanwhile, to make the Grana Padano bÃƒÂ©chamel sauce, in a medium saucepan, heat the remaining butter until it has melted. Add the flour and stir, then gradually add the milk until the sauce is smooth and then add half the Grana Padano Riserva. Put the mushroom mixture into the bÃƒÂ©chamel sauce and season with some additional Grana Padano cheese
Separately, on a lined oven tray, place a layer of pasta sheets, then a layer of the mushroom bÃƒÂ©chamel. Repeat this until you have 3-4 layers of pasta sheets and the mushroom bÃƒÂ©chamel mixture.
Add a final layer of pasta and then top with the mozzarella and sprinkle the rest of the Grana Padano over the top. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes at 175°.
Serve with some extra Grana Padano Riserva sprinkled on the top.