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Truffle Pasta… mmmm. January 2, 2008

Filed under: Sauces — southhollow @ 3:20 am

This is all that is left of Emily’s truffle pasta from Friday night, it was incredible.


Truffle Cream Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 8oz carton of white mushrooms, finely shopped
  • 1 1/4 oz preserved black truffles, finely chopped (optional — fresh truffles if available. I don’t like the texture of preserved truffles and a good truffle oil with do the job alone.)
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped Shallots
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups dry white wine
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp flour (more if necessary for thickness)
  • ¼ cup white truffle oil
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Parmesan Reggiano (for garnish)
  • 1 package linguini (black truffle linguini if available), cooked al dente

Recipe:

  1. In a large heavy bottomed sauce pan sauté shallots and garlic for one minute in olive over medium heat.
  2. Add mushrooms and truffles (optional) and cook until most of the liquid from the mushrooms had evaporated. Add chicken stock, wine, and thyme sprigs and simmer until reduced by half. Remove thyme sprigs.
  3. Turn heat to low and add cream. Remove ½ cup liquid from the pot and place in a bowl. Whisk in flour to the bowl. Return flour mixture to the pot and slowly bring the sauce to a boil stirring constantly. If sauce needs further thickening remove another ½ sauce and add one extra tablespoon of four.
  4. Pour in truffle oil and continue to stir. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. When sauce has come to a boil and reached your preferred thickness remove from heat and toss with al dente linguini.
  6. Serve and top each individual bowl with fresh shaved Parmesan.