Truffle pasta is a delightful and decadent dish that showcases the earthy flavors of truffles. Here’s a simple recipe to make truffle pasta:
- 8 ounces (225g) pasta (such as fettuccine or tagliatelle)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1-2 fresh truffles or truffle slices, finely grated or thinly sliced
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
- Fresh parsley or chives, chopped (for garnish)
Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside, reserving a small amount of pasta water.
In a large skillet or pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the olive oil and minced garlic, and sauté until the garlic becomes fragrant and lightly golden.
Add the grated or sliced truffles to the skillet and stir gently to combine with the garlic and butter. Allow the truffles to heat through for a minute or two, releasing their aroma.
Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss it with the truffle mixture until well coated. If the pasta seems dry, add a splash of reserved pasta water to moisten it.
Season the truffle pasta with salt and pepper to taste. Be cautious with the salt, as truffles already have a naturally intense flavor.
Remove the skillet from the heat and transfer the truffle pasta to serving plates or bowls.
If desired, sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the pasta for added richness and flavor.
Garnish the truffle pasta with fresh parsley or chives to enhance the presentation.
Serve the truffle pasta immediately while it’s still hot, allowing the aromas to envelop your senses. The rich truffle flavor combined with the buttery garlic sauce creates a delightful culinary experience. Pair it with a crisp white wine or champagne for a complete gourmet meal.
Note: Fresh truffles are highly sought after and may not be readily available year-round. If fresh truffles are not accessible, you can use truffle oil or truffle-infused products as an alternative. Adjust the amount of truffles or truffle products according to your personal preference for the truffle flavor.