Can I use frozen mushrooms in the Linguine With Lemon, Garlic and Thyme Mushrooms? And, if I don’t have linguine, is there any other pasta I could use?
Nigella's Linguine With Lemon, Garlic and Thyme Mushrooms (from NIGELLA EXPRESS) is made with sliced, fresh mushrooms. The mushrooms are marinated in a mixture of oil, garlic and lemon and they soften slightly but still retain some bite. Unfortunately we would not recommend using frozen mushrooms for this dish as they have a soft and slippery texture when they thaw out. However, if you can't find chestnut (crimini) mushrooms then you could make the dish with white button mushrooms instead.
If you don't have linguine then use another long, thin pasta shape. Spaghetti would be a good alternative pasta, otherwise tagliatelli or fettuccine. We would avoid short and chunky pasta shapes, such as rigatoni, as these tend to be better with thick sauces.