Spaghettini With Cream & Whiskey Sauce

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"This recipe by Wilma Pezzini from the Tuscan Cookbook makes a complimentary & spectacular side-dish for almost any main entree, but I think it would be esp good to accompany grilled meats when served w/salad & bread. (Times have been estimated & do not include time to soak mushrooms) Enjoy!"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (141.1 g)
  • Calories 517.8
  • Total Fat - 25 g
  • Saturated Fat - 12 g
  • Cholesterol - 59 mg
  • Sodium - 109.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 60.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.4 g
  • Sugars - 2.1 g
  • Protein - 13.5 g
  • Calcium - 110.5 mg
  • Iron - 3.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 18.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.8 mg

Step 1

Soak the mushrooms in the whiskey for at least 1 hour (longer if possible).

Step 2

Melt butter in a saucepan. When bubbly, add chopped parsley & garlic. Cook for 1-2 min (no more or the garlic will burn).

Step 3

Drain mushrooms & reserve the whiskey.

Step 4

Cut mushrooms in small pieces & add to the simmering parsley & garlic. Add salt & pepper to taste. Allow the mushrooms to cook for 1-2 min & then add the reserved whiskey. Reduce heat & simmer uncovered until most of the whiskey has evaporated.

Step 5

Cook spaghettini al dente (cooked, but still firm). Drain well, but reserve 2 tbsp of the cooking liquid. Put spaghettini in a heated bowl w/the reserved cooking liquid.

Step 6

Add cream to the mushroom mixture, stir to combine & allow just to heat through. Pour sauce over spaghettini & toss well. Sprinkle w/grated Parmesan as desired & serve immediately.

Tips & Variations

  • No special items are required.


Karen E

Other than using zucchini rather than mushrooms (and therefore not soaking them beforehand), I followed the recipe and loved this decadent dish : my husband was a bit dismayed at my snaffling his whisky but certainly not by the result!!! There was ample sauce, but I am such a sauce lover that I might up the amounts next time, use some bread to sop up every delicious drop!!!This not only tasted great but smelled wonderful, thanks for sharing this tasty treat, Twissis!!! Made and enjoyed for Consideration Tag Game.

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(9 Apr 2015)