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Spaghetti w/ Morel Mushrooms and Miso Brown Butter Sauce |

Spaghetti with Morels and Miso Brown Butter Sauce

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: vegetarian main
  • Method: stove-top
  • Cuisine: northwest


Spaghetti with Morel Mushrooms and Miso Brown Butter Sauce, and simple delicious meal highlighting morel’s special flavor.


1/4 cup butter
1 tsp white miso dissolved in 1/4 C hot water ( or 1 more tsp miso— if not using cheese)
1 C morels ( or more!)
23 cloves garlic, sliced or big chop
splash of rice wine, mirin, cooking sherry, wine, or even marsala wine  (1/8 C- ish)
Cracked pepper
1/4 C Italian parsley
8 oz pasta ( whole wheat spaghetti)


In a medium sized pot, bring salted water to a boil for the pasta and cook spaghetti uncovered until al dente. For extra nuttiness,  toast your pasta first, placing it single layered on a sheet pan in a 375F oven for 15-20 minutes, or nicely browned. Then cook like normal.

Morels with Miso Brown Butter 
In a medium sauté pan, sauté butter on Med Low or LOW heat until golden brown and aromatic and nutty smelling. Add garlic. Saute 1 minute. Add mushrooms. Saute on med low heat until tender, careful not to burn the butter. You may need to turn the heat down to low , and stir often. When the mushrooms are tender, add a splash of rice wine, Mirin, marsala wine or sherry. Let alcohol cook off reducing about 1 min. Add miso water. Cook for another min until reduced and most water is evaporated. Set aside.
You could stop here and spoon this over fish ( halibut, salmon, scallops) or Beef or Chicken.
Drain pasta. Place back in pasta pot. Stir mushrooms and browned butter into the pasta, coating the pasta. If too dry for your taste, and a splash of olive oil. Stir in fresh parsley, plate and serve with a light sprinkling of fresh grated pecorino and cracked pepper.
The cheese will add quite a bit of salt. So when tasting for salt, make sure you taste it with the cheese or it may come out too salty. Because the miso is salty, I actually added no salt besides what was in the pasta water.


  • Calories: 375

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