Lion’s Mane and Crab Pasta with Asparagus, Parmesan, and Lemon

This is a summery, indulgent recipe. The seafood-taste of the mushrooms is augmented by the crab meat and lots of butter, which is the friend of seafood and mushrooms alike. Fresh herbs and a generous squeeze of lemon brighten up the richness of the dish, and the lush meatiness of the mushrooms and crabmeat is complemented by snappy bites of asparagus.

Calamari Carbonara

Healthier and more filling than pasta, the tender, toothsome squid mimics perfect al dente noodles, and swims blithely in a creamy carbonara sauce. It’s tentacular spectacular.