Three classic truffle recipes.
Here are three classic ways to enoy fresh truffles. All these recipes are fairly easy to master and are guaranteed wow your guests.
Perhaps you are planning a special night in in front of a log fire and fancy a black winter truffle risotto.
Maybe you want to delight someone with a special breakfast in bed - Why not try a truffled scrabbled eggs.
You could even just want to enjoy truffles with friends so why not try a white spring truffle tagliatelle.
Black Winter Truffle Risotto
This oozy delight is a perfect way to enjoy the aromatic black winter truffles.
- 20g Black Winter Truffles
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 3 stalks of celery finely chopped
- 1 clove of garlic finely chopped
- 300g of risotto rice
- 1 small glass of white wine
- 1 litre of good quality stock
- a glug of olive oil
- a knob of butter
- butter for greasing a baking tray
How You Do It
This part of the recipe you can prepare early. Get your stock simmering and butter a baking tray. Gently sauté the onion, celery and garlic for 10 minutes in the olive oil. Turn up the heat and add the rice, stirring vigorously for 2 minutes. Add the white wine and then when that has evaporated start adding the stock. Continue stirring adding stock as the rice starts to dry out for about 15 minutes, or until the rice is al-dente. Pour the rice mixture onto the tray and once cooled transfer to a storage container until you are ready for dinner. This part you do immediately before serving. Warm the risotto base and add a little liquid (stock if there is any left). Grate half the truffle into a bowl with the knob of butter. When the risotto is warm continue stirring until the rice is fully cooked. Add the truffle butter and stir well. Serve with the rest of the truffles shaved over the top. Enjoy with a delicious wine to compliment the truffles.
How to make perfect scrambled eggs.
Scrambled Eggs with Fresh White Truffle
Simplicity itself, this classic egg dish will make a breakfast to remember.
20g white truffle
1 tablespoon Milk
Salt and pepper to taste
How To Do ItScramble the eggs in a little butter, seasoning with salt and a little pepper. Do not overcook. Trim the crust from the bread. Cut the bread into triangles and grill. Clean the truffle. Melt about 30 grams of butter. Place thescrambled eggs on the toast, shave the truffles over the top, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and pour the melted butter over the top. Serve on a tray with fresh orange juice, coffee flowers and fruit platter to make someone's day start with perfection.
Tagliatelle with White Spring Truffles
A perfect spring treat to celebrate the longer days. Why not dine al-fresco and try out this classic pasta dish with your friends?
25g white spring truffle
virgin olive oil
Grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper
How To Do It
This recipe is amazingly simple. Cook the tagliatelle until al dente. Grate half the truffle. Drain the pasta and transfer to a warm bowl. Toss with the virgin olive oil, grated Parmesan cheese, a generous amount of black pepper and the grated white truffle. When the pasta is evenly coated, serve on individual plates and garnish with the rest of the shaved truffles. Serve with a lemon dressed side-salad and a bottle of Chianti for the perfect special night in.
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