One-Tray Pork and Mushroom Pasta
Servings 6 people
- 1 l chicken stock
- 30 g dried porcini mushrooms
- 500 g pork mince
- 450 g Cumberland sausages casings discarded
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 3 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tsp chilli flakes
- 1 tbsp fennel seeds roughly crushed
- 15 g sage leaves roughly chopped
- 75 ml olive oil
- 60 g parmesan finely grated, plus extra shavings to sprinkle on top
- 3 stalks celery roughly chopped
- 1 onion peeled and roughly chopped
- 4 cloves garlic peeled and roughly chopped
- 250 g oyster mushrooms left whole or roughly torn into large pieces
- 100 ml double cream
- 250 g paccheri pasta
- 70 g rocket
- 35 g capers roughly chopped
- 15 g parsley finely chopped
- 1 lemon zest finely grated, to get 1½ tsp, and juiced, to get 1½ tbsp
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- Heat the oven to 240C (220C fan)/465F/gas 9. Put the stock and porcini in a saucepan, bring to a boil, then turn off the heat and leave to cool slightly.
- Mix the mince, sausage meat, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, chilli, fennel, sage, three tablespoons of oil, half the parmesan, one and three-quarters teaspoon of salt and plenty of pepper in a large roasting tray, about 32cm x 26cm. Blitz the celery, onion and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped, then tip into the tray and mix together. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 30 minutes, until golden brown and sizzling, then turn down the heat to 200C (180C fan)/390F/gas 6.
- Use a fork to break apart the meat – you don’t want any big clumps – then stir in the oyster mushrooms, the stock and porcini, cream, pasta and remaining two tablespoons of oil. Stir the pasta into the sauce, pushing as much of it under the surface as possible (you might not be able to submerge it all). Return to the oven for 45 minutes, stirring the pasta twice in that time: make sure you stir it all into the sauce, to wet it all over, which will help prevent it going too brown.
- Meanwhile, make the salsa by combining all ingredients in a small bowl with a good grind of pepper.
- Stir the rocket and remaining grated parmesan through the pasta, then spoon the salsa over the top and leave to cool for 10 minutes before serving with a sprinkling of parmesan shavings.