Capellini ai Funghi e Caviale {Angel Hair w/Mushrooms & Caviar} + GIVEAWAY !

It’s almost Mother’s Day! Yes, that’s right, honey are you listening ; ) For me, it’s a day when all I really want is peace & quiet in the house {Miss Priss, Middle Man & Bruiser you listening} & for someone else to cook for me. And if there happens to be a little something extra well then that’s just icing on the cake! Okay maybe a nice bottle of wine too ; ) 


And just in time for Mother’s Day, I was recently sent a complimentary review copy of “The Silver Spoon PASTA“. It’s about yes you guessed it ; ) PASTA! Hundreds of perfect pasta recipes! Everything from dried pasta to fresh pastas. Short pastas to long pastas. Cut pasta to filled pastas. Lots of PASTA! So much so you’ll never get bored. After flipping through this massive book & drooling all over it, I chose to make what I call a special occasion dish. I picked Spaghetti with Mushrooms and Caviar! Yes, caviar! It doesn’t get more special occasion that that! I did use Angel Hair Nests instead of Spaghetti because I thought it would make a fancy schmany presentation but feel free to use Spaghetti. For the mushrooms, I used a combination of Shitake, Oyster, Crimini & Portobellos for an extra special touch. I think it’s the perfect dish for Mother’s Day & one that would knock the socks off any Mom!


Here’s the recipe…

Adapted from “The Silver Spoon PASTA”
What you’ll need:
1 lb of angel hair pasta
2 sprigs fresh flat leaf parsley
2 garlic cloves – minced
2 tbsp extra virgin NUDO olive oil
5 2/3 cups mushrooms – chopped
1 cup dry white wine
2 tbsp caviar or lumpfish roe
1 tbsp tomato paste

What to do:
Chop the parsley & garlic, set aside. Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add all mushrooms, and HALF of the garlic & parsley and cook over low heat for approx 20 mins. Stirring constantly & gradually add the wine. Add the reserved parsley & garlic & caviar into a small bowl & set aside.

WHILE the mushrooms are cooking, place a large pot of water on to boil. Lightly salt (caviar is quite salty so not too much) Add pasta when boiling and cook until al dente. Approx 2 mins prior to the pasta being ready, add the tomato paste so that the pasta becomes slightly pink.

When pasta is al dente, drain and place into your serving dish. Pour the mushroom sauce over and toss to combine. Sprinkle with the parsley, caviar mixture and serve immediately!

Buon Appetito!

It’s GIVEAWAY time…


And so you can make this recipe & many more we’re GIVING AWAY one copy of “The Silver Spoon PASTA“! & because it’s Mother’s Day after all, we’re going to ALSO include ONE tin of NUDO OLIVE OIL {Winner gets to choose between: Extra Virgine Olive Oil w/chili, lemon, mandarin or thyme} and if that wasn’t enough we’re also throwing in a copy of the book “Wine Secrets“.


So you want to enter? OF COURSE you do, here’s what to do: {BE SURE to leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry!}

1. Leave a comment here telling me what dish you’d make for your Mother for Mother’s Day.
2. RT this post on Twitter, come back & leave a separate comment telling me you’ve done so {we’re making it easy for you, just copy & paste this:

RT @bellalimento Mother’s Day recipe and a giveaway:

3. Become a fan or “liker” of bell’alimento on FACEBOOK, come back & leave a separate comment telling me you’ve done so.

4.  Bonus Entries: Follow @NudoItalia on Twitter & become a Fan of Nudo on Facebook to keep up with all things Nudo! Come back & leave a separate comment telling me you’ve done so.

Legal Schmegal: Contest is open to US addresses only {sorry I don’t make the shipping rules} Contest will be open until Wednesday May 5th at 12:00 pm EST. Winner will be drawn by our pet okay not really, by

Baci e’ in Bocca al lupo!


Psst…Nudo is an amazing company where you can also adopt an olive tree in ITALY & receive the olive oil from your tree. How cool is that? You’ll get updates, and information on the actual farmers themselves. Something I know I would LOVE, or a trip to the actual grove. Either one ; ) You don’t have to adopt you can also just purchase their fantastic oils. You can read all about Nudo and place orders HERE


  1. 151
    Toni /

    I’m a fan of NUDO on FB too :)

  2. 152

    chicken piccata!

  3. 153

    Lumpfish caviar is an excellent alternative to pricier Caspian Sea varieties. This specialty caviar is a perfect addition to a gourmet meal; used as a substitute in recipes calling for the more traditional roes.

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