Those pasta are served with flavorful creamy mushrooms. Girolles (that may be replaced by other mushrooms) are first sautéed with shallots and bacon, then a touch of cream is added. Pan fry bacon and shallots, then add mushrooms. Finally add a bit of cream before serving with pasta. Optional garnish: grated parmesan, chopped parsley, roasted hazelnuts.
Start by cooking pasta, cooking time depends on what is written on the pack. Drain pasta and add a knob of butter.
Cook bacon and mushrooms
Then prepare all the ingredients. Mince shallots and garlic. Ideally just grate if too dirty briefly rinse mushrooms and cut off the toes. Cut the biggest mushrooms.
Heat olive oil in a pan. Fry shallots and garlic for 5 minutes.
Add bacon, fry for 5 more minutes.
Finally add mushrooms and fry for another 5 minutes. If mushrooms give a lot of juice, remove them with a skimmer, cover them with aluminum foil and reduce the juice to ¾ of the quantity. We need to keep a bit of liquid to flavor cream. Then put the mushrooms back into the pan.
Finally add the cream, one tablespoon per person or more if you prefer a very creamy dish, and mix.
Serve mushrooms and pasta separately or combined together in the serving dish or individual plates.
Garnish with grated parmesan cheese, minced parsley, roasted hazelnuts...