Food photography and recipe of Pappardelle with King Oyster and Spinach

Pappardelle with King Oyster and Spinach


Food photography and recipe of Pappardelle with King Oyster and Spinach |

If you want things to change in your life, you then have to try new things. As a procrastinator this is not easy, but small things I can handle and is a beginning. Sometimes these small things can come on your path quite unexpectedly, as did last weekend.

I felt so lost when I stood last Saturday, in the vegetable section of my local Marocan supermarket. When working 5 days a week, you need to plan ahead, however I did not even know which direction I would go after I was done in the supermarket, let alone think about what I would eat this 5 days later.

So I ask the super friendly guy, “Excuse me sir, what do I have to buy? What am I gonna eat this week?”

Food photography and recipe of Pappardelle with King Oyster and Spinach | upcloseinmyworld.comThis question was as difficult to answer for him as it had been for me, for all the minutes I had been standing there blankly staring at all the veggies lying around me. So he simply started suggesting every vegetable in sight. “We have cauliflower, kale, cabbage…”

Luckily 2 fellow-shoppers could help to bud in, and the second lady pointed out something I would have never thought of, because I simply don’t eat them.

“This is a Duinvoetje (King Oyster)” she said, “they are so easy to make and delicious you just fry them
some spring onions and a little butter. And like that, in not even 20 seconds, she had done what, my mother, father, the delicious restaurant I ate in at Christmas, and on that account every restaurant in I ate in for my whole life, failed to do; I voluntarily decided to eat a Mushroom.

I hear you, Mushroom! What an insignificant thing! But I had so, excluded these out of my life, that as a vegetarian I had set myself a real challenge when going for dinner, where for my feeling 75% of vegetarian dishes contain mushrooms,  that I had to choose for my exceptional fish dish.

Ok so why I mentioned it’s name earlier in dutch? Duinvoetje, it was the reason I bought it. Duinvoetje literarily translated means “dunesfoot”, it has a sort of magical ring to it, doesn’t it? It so belongs to grow somewhere in Rivendell where the elves eat them too!

Finally the mushroom verdict; these are pretty tasty! They have a nice bite, go very well with all different kinds of veggies and are pretty easy to prepare. Since this incident I have eaten a few Duinvoetjes and this is recipe I loved the most.


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Pappardelle with King Oyster and Spinach


  • 150gr Fresh Pappardelle
  • 1 King Oyster - sliced lengthways and in 3rds
  • 200gr FreshSpinach
  • Cooking Cream
  • Pandano Cheese
  • Pepper
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1 Garlic Clove


  1. Slowly fry the shallot in some oil, once they're soft and glassy add the finely chopped garlic.
  2. In the meantime boil the the Pappardelle in plenty of water, fresh pappardelle only needs to be boiled for about 4 minutes. Drain the pasta and set aside
  3. Add to the onions the King Oyster and fry for 1 minute on each side.
  4. Then add the Spinach one hand at a time.
  5. Once the Spinach has been reduced, add the Cooking Cream and let it all simmer for about 1 minute.
  6. Then add the Pappardelle and mix it all.
  7. Plate your dish and sprinkle with some pepper and loads of Pandano Cheese
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  1. Oh my husband and I would LOVE this! Bookmarking it right now!


    1. thank you!
      and honestly I make this when I don’t have time to cook, or don’t feel like spending a lot of time cooking…
      this is seriously an under 10 minute meal 🙂

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