Macaroni and Mushroom Gratin
This is gourmet comfort food at its finest, and it's
remarkably easy to prepare. Cheese, chives, and parsley give
it just a bit of an edge, while the pasta smooths it out.
The mushrooms add a wonderful, woodsy flavor and texture.
This is a magical combination of fine gourmet cuisine and
rustic family style cooking. In this case, we're
using wild Chanterelle Mushrooms together with cultivated
Trumpet Royale Mushrooms, and cultivated Shiitakes.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Cook the macaroni according to instructions.
Meanwhile, sauté the mushrooms, garlic and shallots in olive oil for 3 or 4 minutes, or until golden brown. Add the chives and parsley.
Toss the mushrooms with the macaroni and arrange in an oven-safe dish.Bake for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from oven, sprinkle with cheese, and broil just until the cheese is melted and browned, about 1 or 2 minutes.
This is great with crusty bread and a green salad.