Mushroom Pasta with Fennel Sauce

3 Tblsp olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 bulb fennel, trimmed, reserve fronds to decorate, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
zest of 1 lemon
125 ml dried white wine
250 ml vegetable stock
400 g 14 oz tubular pasta, any type
300 g 10 oz button mushrooms, quartered
300 g 10 oz another mushroom of choice
2 spring onions, chopped
250 g 9 oz cherry tomatoes, halved
2 Tblsp thyme, chopped
2 Tblsp soy yoghurt
salt and pepper to season
Heat 2 Tblsp oil in a saucepan. Add the onions and 2 cloves of the crushed garlic. Cook for 5 minutes until soft. Add fennel, lemon zest and coriander and cook for a further 5 minutes until fragrant. Add the wine and cook until reduced by three quarters. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes until the fennel is cooked and the liquid reduced by half. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Cook the pasta in boiling salt water until al dente. Drain.
Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan and add the mushrooms, spring onions and remaining clove of crushed garlic. Cook stirring occasionally for 5 minutes until mushrooms are brown. Add the tomatoes and thyme. Cook for 3 minutes until tomatoes are soft.
Stir in the fennel mixture, pasta and yoghurt. Season to taste. Gently stir over a low heat until heated through, about 5 minutes.
Divide between 4 bowls and serve topped with fennel fronds.

About heatherlamont

I was brought up in the Belgium Congo (DRC). Trained as a nurse and midwife in England with tropical diseases from Liverpool University. Married Tony Lamont in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Lived in England for 20 years. Wrote GOURMET VEGAN published by Gollancz. Moved to Australia in 1995. Tony and I now live on a farm in Queensland Australia.
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