This pasta gets its silky texture and lush flavor not from cream but from Camembert. Laura Werlin says that it's easiest to cut the rind from the cheese when it's cold. More Quick Pastas

Laura Werlin
April 2011

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total:
35 mins
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large, deep skillet, melt the butter. Add the shallot and garlic and cook over moderate heat until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and thyme, season with salt and pepper and cook over high heat until the mushrooms are lightly browned, about 7 minutes. Add the wine and stock and simmer until slightly reduced, about 2 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Add the pasta to the skillet along with the peas, Camembert and the reserved cooking water and simmer, tossing and stirring until the pasta is coated in a creamy sauce, about 2 minutes. Stir in the Pecorino Romano and season generously with pepper. Serve right away.

Suggested Pairing

Minerally, ripe Soave Classico.

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