Creamy Porcini Pasta Sauce

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    Creamy Porcini Pasta Sauce

    2 packages Dried porcini mushrooms 1 oz pancetta or bacon, Chopped 1 oz Parma ham, Chopped 2
    shallots or one small onion, Chopped 2 cloves garlic Chopped Black pepper to taste 3-4 fresh basil
    leaves Chopped 2 cups heavy cream 1 good handful of Parmesan cheese

    Soak Mushrooms, reserving their liquid, in a large pan saute pancetta or bacon till crisp, and then
    add the Parma ham, onions / shallots, and garlic, saute till onions are translucent. Coarsely chop
    the soaked dried mushrooms, and add them . saute about 2-3 minutes longer and add the reserved
    mushroom soaking liquid, turn heat down and simmer till reduced by half, and add heavy cream, simmer
    on low till this is reduced by one
    1/4 turn heat off, and add the handful of grated Parmesan cheese, black pepper, and basil, mix well,
    sauce should be thick . Serve over your favorite pasta, I like it over tortellini

    Bright Days & Good Cooking Todd

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