Mushroom Tagliatelle with Argan Oil and Parmesan

Argan oil, believed to be one of the rarest oils in the world, is a robust, nutty oil made from the nuts of the argan tree endemic to Southwestern Morocco. Traditionally in Morocco, argan oil is used in tajines, couscous, salads, grilled tomatoes and other Moroccan dishes. It is valued for its nutritive, cosmetic and numerous medicinal properties.

This oil is naturally high in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, making it an excellent dietary supplement. It is also very good for the skin; vitamin E can help smooth cracked hands, knees, and elbows while nourishing the skin, and essential fatty acids can promote healthy skin as well. These benefits have made argan oil popular in cosmetics for centuries in Morocco and beyond, and small vials of the costly oil are often on offer at high-end cosmetic stores.

  • 250 g Crimini mushroom or portobello, thickly sliced
  • 1-2 clove Garlic, sliced
  • 150 ml Vegetable stock
  • 180 g Tagliatelle
  • 1 tbsp Parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Lemon rind, finely zested
  • 1 tbsp Argan oil to serve
  • Grated Parmesan to serve
  1. Put the sliced mushrooms, garlic and vegetable stock into a skillet, bring to the boil and simmer for until the liquid has nearly all evaporated and the mushrooms are soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to pack instructions. Drain and toss with the mushrooms, parsley and lemon zest. Season to taste and drizzle the argan oil over and serve with grated Parmesan.


Pari 3/9/10 07:22

Dear Angie,
A very informative post on Argan oil, I had not heard about it. Looking fwd to check it in our market, the tagliatelle surely looks great.

jelena 3/9/10 07:40

I have never hear of such an oil. I have just started using sesamy oil and it is so good. There is a selection here of different oils but the prices are so high. You can not compare the flavor when you use different oils. Learned something today. Thanks!

Jeannie 3/9/10 08:07

I love all your pasta dishes, they came out looking so gorgeous!

Anncoo 3/9/10 10:38

Me too! Never heard of such oil before. Wonder this Argan oil available in France or Switzerland? Your pasta looks so delicious ;D

Rachana 3/9/10 10:41

A great piece of info on Argan Oil! Will check out in the nearby grocery shop here. And, the pasta looks gorgeous :-)


Dr.Sameena Prathap
3/9/10 10:57

Hi Angie,

Lovely pasta...Great as ever...


Abhilash 3/9/10 11:03

all your dishes are something different. A nice informative post.

Jacklyn 3/9/10 11:23

so simple but yet so beautiful. love mushrooms and the color of your pasta noodles.

pegasuslegend 3/9/10 11:29

wonderful photo and fantastic recipe! I love this kind of pasta!

Angie's Recipes 3/9/10 11:35

Anncoo: I got mine online...I am sure they are sold worldwide.

My Little Space 3/9/10 11:36

Hey Angie, thanks for introducing us the oil. The pasta sounds as great & lucious. Have a great weekend.
Cheers, kristy

Cheah 3/9/10 11:39

Never heard of this oil before and thanks for the info. Great pasta and as usual superb clicks!

Belinda @zomppa 3/9/10 13:45

I'm sold. Where can I get argan oil?

aipi 3/9/10 14:40

Wow..that looks awesome!!

ravienomnoms 3/9/10 15:02

Fabulous! Just looks absolutely fabulous!

Dishesdone 3/9/10 15:11

Never heard of Argan oil, but you got me with those mushrooms, your dish looks delicious!

Priya 3/9/10 15:20

Argan oil are truly healthy, delicious and fabulous looking tagliatelle..

Susi 3/9/10 15:23

Even though I have not heard of Argan oil before, your dish looks scrumptious. Love the mushrooms and the two-tone pasta! I will be on the look-out for the oil!

Jenn 3/9/10 15:32

This looks delicious. I'll have to see if I can find the Argan oil!

natural selection 3/9/10 15:44

Exotic oil! Its my passion to study and pursue these unique and beautiful foods. Thanks Angie for the informative post! This pasta is incredible delicious!


5 Star Foodie 3/9/10 15:49

A wonderful looking Tagliatelle! I am intrigued by the Argan oil, must find some to try!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 3/9/10 16:07

Never heard of argan oil before but it sounds both healthy and flavorful. Thanks for the introduction and this recipe, Angie!

Mary 3/9/10 17:14

What a gorgeous pasta. I've never before heard of argan oil but am now curious and hope to fine some locally. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Indonesia Eats 3/9/10 17:24

I never knew about argan oil. Thanks for sharing this information. I'll keep my eyes open when I do grocery at Middle East or African stores.

Reeni 3/9/10 17:38

You make me feel bad about never trying this Argan oil before Angie! Your pasta looks wonderful - I can never get my pasta to look so good!

Ju (The Little Teochew) 3/9/10 17:46

BEAUTIFUL dish! But where can I get argan oil in Singapore? Hmmm ...

Biren 3/9/10 17:54

Thanks for your info on argan oil. I learnt something new today :) Your pasta looks delicious!

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen 3/9/10 18:12

Angie, thanks for stopping by my blog! This recipe looks delicious and tasty and I can't wait to try - I've never heard of argan oil, but will start looking for it. Yum!

Heavenly Housewife 3/9/10 18:51

I've never tasted argan oil. I've only really seen it used in beauty products. I bet the nuttiness of it goes great with the mushrooms!
Have a fab weekend.
*kisses* HH

Marisa 3/9/10 19:06

I've never heard of Argan oil. Thanks for teaching me about it. Beautiful tagliatelle dish! I've been on a pasta kick lately and this looks something I need to have right now! haha

Kamalika 3/9/10 19:11

THanks for sharing the info on the Argan Oil....This oil is new to me....loved to know about it....the dish itself is too gorgeous and delectable....

danasfoodforthought 3/9/10 20:24

Love this! Thanks for introducing us to a new product, and for tantalizing us with such delicious looking photos!

alison 3/9/10 21:09

very informative post and your tagliatelle looks so yummy!

Megan 3/9/10 21:48

Looks delicious! Love learning about a new oil!

Carla and Michael 3/9/10 22:37

Very interesting and informative. We'll all be looking for argan oil now. Love any oil that is healthy. Lovely pasta dish.

Krishnaveni 3/9/10 22:41

interesting and informative post, yummy recipe, great

Joudie's Mood Food 4/9/10 00:09

I wish i was not allergic to nuts to have a go at making this. Enjoy it . It looks sensational!

Pacheco Patty 4/9/10 00:41

Lovely pasta and very informative post, I've never heard of argan oil but I like that it has a nutty flavor, sounds wonderful, I will look for it, would be interesting to try:)

Claudia 4/9/10 01:02

With the air suddenly chilled, this warms me right up.Must seek out Argan oil - a nutty oil? Mmmmmm

Velva 4/9/10 01:05

Angie, this pasta dish looks fabulous. What a hearty dish. The aragon oil, no doubt makes a huge difference to the flavor of this dish. I think you are ready for cooler weather because this dish would be sure to keep you warm.

Emily Z 4/9/10 01:20

Mmmm, this looks delicious. I LOVE mushrooms. Unfortunately, my husband is not a fan of them at all, so I never get to cook with them. Grrrrr!!!! But this dish does look awful good!

Christine@Christine's Recipes 4/9/10 01:25

That's a valuable oil. But I can't find any here, or I might pass it unnoticed. Should find some to try.

marla {family fresh cooking} 4/9/10 03:14

That Argan oil sounds so interesting. I love experimenting with various oils. Great looking pasta. Such an elegant dish with the mushrooms.

Fimère 4/9/10 03:53

j'aime beaucoup cette huile marocaine pour toutes ces vertus et ces bien faits ton assiette doit être excellente
bonne soirée

Ameena 4/9/10 04:57

Oh Angie, I wish I was a millionaire so I could hire you to be my own personal chef...your recipes look delicious and your photos are amazing!

Ingrid 4/9/10 05:14

Your pasta looks wonderful, perfect!

I'll be on the lookout for that oil.

alwayswinner786 4/9/10 08:18

Hi Angie,
Thanks for introducing Argan oil, I never heard of it. It's sounds very interesting and healthy. I have to look for it!
Your pasta is absolutely stunning, easy to make and just awesome!

3 hungry tummies 4/9/10 10:52

That is a beautiful looking dish. I must look out for argan oil next.

Peanutts 4/9/10 11:43

First time hearing about Argan oil, pasta looks delicious

♥peachkins♥ 4/9/10 11:59

mushrooms makes pasta more delicious!

MaryMoh 4/9/10 12:20

Love your colourful pasta. Looks very simple and delicious. I need to try it....healthy and light eating :D

Barbara 4/9/10 12:32

Super informative post, Angie. I'd never heard of argan oil. But I must admit you had me at mushrooms.... what a fabulous pasta dish.

Jess @ Bakericious 4/9/10 12:36

Angie, I nvr heard of this oil b4. Your pasta looks so delicious, I love the mushroom...

busygran 4/9/10 13:31

My first time learning about argan oil! Must have cost a bomb!
Love the pasta and wishing that I can have some !

Joanne 4/9/10 13:45

I've never heard of this oil before but it sounds delicious! The mushroom sauce must taste so hearty alongside the tagliatelle, which is one of my favorite pasta shapes!

Stella 4/9/10 14:20

I am getting some argan oil! I've actually had this before, since I grew up in an Algerian kitchen. I didn't know it was so high in Vitamin E though. I've noticed Vitamin E makes my skin heal so much faster when I have a scratch or scar, so I'm getting. Yeah!
p.s.-that bottom photo is enchanting, Angie...

A Canadian Foodie 4/9/10 16:21

Argan oil, eh? I have never heard of it - but it is obvious that any oil can completely change the taste of a dish, so you certainly have my curiosity peaked and I will be looking for some on my shelves around home. The dish looks lovely - but, have to taste that oil!

Chow and Chatter 4/9/10 20:07

wow looks amazing and cool to learn about a new oil must find me some thanks for coming along to India with me lol

Spoon and Chopsticks 4/9/10 22:34

wow... I've never heard of Argan oil. Anyway your pasta looks fantastic.

Faith 5/9/10 02:22

Argan oil is new to me but it's nutty flavor sounds lovely! I bet it's a great pair with the mushrooms in this dish!

noobcook 5/9/10 06:19

sounds like a very good oil for a gourmet pasta meal, looks great!

Dee 5/9/10 10:20

What great info on this Argan oil. Must not check your delicious recipes anymore at night...This one looks so delicious combining some of my favorite flavors. Great recipe post. Angie.

theUngourmet 6/9/10 07:14

I've never heard of this oil. It's sounds terrific and I love your colored pasta!

tigerfish 7/9/10 00:37

I have not heard of this oil before and have not seen it here too! Good info.

OysterCulture 7/9/10 05:06

Oh this dish just looks heady and delciious. What a wonderful sounding pasta dish.

denise @ quickies on the dinner table 7/9/10 07:06

Lucky you, to get your hands on argan oil - it is certainly very pricey! You know I love mushrooms so I would definitely devour this! The argan oil must add a very special flavour that I can unfortunately only guess about....

Foodessa 7/9/10 17:04

The very first time I had heard of this was indeed brought up by a cosmetician. How interesting to use it in meals.
Lovely pasta dish Angie. I'm getting terribly hungry ;o)

Ciao for now,

Magic of Spice 8/9/10 17:13

Gorgeous pasta dish :) I have not used argan at home...I should order some. I do love the nuttiness, and I think it is perfect for this pasta dish :)

Dajana 12/9/10 18:27

I've never even heard of argan oil, sounds wonderful, but expensive.
Your dish is really great looking and I'm sure tasting even better.

Nate @ House of Annie 15/9/10 02:21

Very nice, simple flavors! Do you use curly parsley or flat leaf?

Angie's Recipes 15/9/10 06:47

Nate: I used flat one here.

Kathryn 17/9/10 21:25

That looks so so good! I LOVE mushrooms. I recently made this portobello mushroom tower and it was so yummy!


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