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Spaghetti and Mushrooms with Garlic, Lime and Chile Sauce

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(NC) - A refreshing and light pasta that is great on its own or with salmon or chicken. Vary the heat according to your preference. For a complete meal, add cooked shrimp and asparagus pieces.

Spaghetti and Mushrooms with Garlic, Lime and Chile Sauce
Preparation Time: 10 minutes - Cooking Time: 10- 12 minutes


  • 12 oz whole wheat 375 g
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin 75 mL
  • 1 lb thinly sliced 500 g
  • 4 garlic cloves, 4
  • 1/2-1 tsp hot red pepper 2-5 mL
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced 125 mL
  • 1 tbsp finely grated 15 mL
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 125 mL
  • 1/2 tsp salt 2 mL
  • 2/3 cup minced cilantro 175 mL


Cook the spaghetti in a large saucepan of salted boiling water according to package directions until al dente drain reserving some of the pasta water.

Meanwhile, in large skillet heat the oil over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and sauté 3-4 minutes or until starting to brown; add garlic, red pepper flakes and onion, cook stirring constantly, for 30 -60 seconds. Remove from heat and mix lime juice, rind and salt. Pour over hot drained spaghetti; toss to coat well. If upon standing it seems too dry gradually add a little pasta water. Taste and add freshly ground pepper if desired. Stir in cilantro.

Variation: Stir-fry or boil shrimp and asparagus pieces and toss in at the end.

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Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings

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