This week for the twenty-fifth recipe I've made forThirty Minute Thursdays, cooking our way through Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta book with Glennis and Margaret and whoever else wants to join us, I made Penne alla Boscailoa (Penne with Mushrooms and Fresh Tomatoes), on page 90. Boscaiola means "woodsman style" and says this is the type of sauce one would make after a successful mushroom hunt. He suggests various types of mushrooms one might use in the recipe, but I think it amounts to whatever kind you have on hand would be appropriate, I used baby portabello mushrooms.
The ingredient list: mushrooms, yellow onion, olive oil, salt, fresh tomatoes, pepper, parsley, and penne.
This was wonderful...there really isn't a sauce made with the ingredients, rather the ingredients are just left to stand on their own mixed with the pasta, lightly dressed with just a tiny bit of olive oil that was used to cook the onions. I added just about a quarter of a cup of the pasta cooking water to give it all a little moist finish, but it probably wasn't necessary, I just do that out of habit.
We served it with grilled steak/grilled pineapple, and it was all wonderful. Definitely making this one again soon while the fresh tomatoes are still so nice.
If you like the looks and sounds of it, buy the book as I am a believer in encouraging people to support the authors who put together these fabulous books by buying a copy, so you won't find the recipes posted from this book here. (Buy it, the recipes are easy, the ingredients are easy to locate, it's not pricey, and there are photos of almost all the recipes.)