Here’s another recipe inspired by one of my favorite MMOs, Aion. One of my biggest gripes about pasta is how gross and heavy it makes you feel after eating it. NOT SO with this recipe! It’s an incredibly light dish composed of Zeller noodles in a sauce made of Abex Butter, Fungen Caps, lemon, herbs, and parmesan, topped with Kisaki. Obviously.
Mincing the mushrooms and cooking them down releases most of their juices so you don’t end up with a watery, unappetizing pasta sauce.
Adding lemon zest curls adds an extra zing to the dish. It also makes it look a lot more fancy! It’s required to eat this pasta with your pinky out with these zest curls all up in it.
LOOT: 4 SERVINGS | QUEST TIMER: 1 HOUR
10 oz mixed mushrooms (I used baby bella and portobello), finely chopped
2 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
zest and juice from 2 lemons
3 tbsp butter
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb tilapia
salt and pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb angel hair pasta
1/4 cup minced parsley
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
knife and board
large cast iron pot
large frying pan
1.) Melt 2 tbsp butter in a large cast iron pot over medium heat. Add the chopped mushrooms and season with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until all the liquid is evaporated and the mushrooms have a bit of a crisp – 10 to 12 minutes. Scrape the mushrooms into a small bowl and set aside.
2.) In a large skillet heat 1 tbsp olive oil over a medium flame. Season both sides of the tilapia with salt and pepper and cook until flaky, about 4 minutes per side. Remove from heat, and flake with a fork. Set aside.
3.) Cook angel hair pasta per package instructions.
4.) Over medium heat, melt 3 tbsp butter in the same cast iron pot used for the mushrooms and lightly brown it. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Return the mushrooms to the pot and cook an additional 2 minutes. Add the lemon juice and lemon zest, stir. Remove from heat, add the pasta, parsley, and parmesan and toss using tongs. Serve into bowls and top with flaked tilapia.
Inspired by “Aion”